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Manual Handling Course

  • 3 Hour course Manual Handling Public Course every Saturday Kilkenny
  • 3 Year cert
  • 1-2-1 €60
  • 2 - 7 trainees €50
  • 8 - 12 €350 Class
  • Day rate €600 (2 classes one day up to 24 trainees)

Manual Handling Course

Training Services Manual Handling Course is an action learning/interactive class and is made up of eight modules, with slide shows, props and some physical participation. The action learning class involves constant assessment with a practical skills demonstration and written test to complete the training.
Attendees should wear loose clothing for the practical demonstration at the end of the course.

Available nationwide and delivered by our QQI Level 6 Instructor.

The 3 hour course  includes:

  • What is Manual Handling, Why do we need training?
  • Legislation – Legal Requirements
  • Anatomy & Backcare
  • Biomechanics
  • Ergonomic Principles & Risk Assessment
  • Mechanical Equipment
  • Fitness & Flexibility
  • Principles of Safe Moving
  • Skills Demonstration
  • Successful trainees will receive a certificate valid for 3 years.

The Manual Handling Course covers Duties of Employers and Employees:

Health and Safety at Work

Duties of the Employer Duties of the Employee
It is the duty of employers to provide:

  • Safe Place of Work
  • Safe Access & Egress
  • Safe Systems of Work
  • Safe Plant and machinery
  • PPE
  • Training
  • Manual Handling Risk Assessment
  • Supervision
It is the duty of employees to:

  • Keep workplace tidy and exits clear
  • Follow procedures
  • Use machinery correctly
  • Report defects
  • Wear PPE
  • Attend training courses provided
  • Not to endanger yourself or others

  Manual Handling Regulations

Manual Handling of Loads Regulation

There are four Key Requirements:
  • Avoidance of Manual Handling
  • Reduction of Manual Handling
  • Risk Assessment of Manual Handling Tasks
  • Provision of Instruction and training for relevant employees
General Principles of Prevention
  • Assess the risk
  • Avoid the need for manual handling
  • Eliminate
  • Automate
  • Mechanise
  • Reduce Risk