Manual Handling Training Course

What is manual Handling?

Manual Handling is completed by everyone on a daily basis, whatever you role in the workplace is, Manual handling is Pushing, Pulling, Lifting, Putting Down, Carrying and Moving a load.

Many people link manual handling to people working in warehouses, construction, industrial workplaces while this is correct it also effects people working in shops, farming, ground-works, offices, people on production lines carrying out repetitive tasks, the list is endless.

The key thing to remember about manual handling is the load doesn’t necessarily have to be heavy to cause an injury (e.g.) If you work in a office and you need to pick up a biro or small ream of photocopying paper to put in the photocopier you could injury yourself and be out of work for a few days or weeks with a back injury.

Manual Handling Training Course:

This manual handling training course covers the safety around manual handling. 33% of work related injuries in Ireland are linked to poor manual handling so if your lifting, pushing, pulling, putting down or carrying, it is vital you do so correctly to avoid injury.

So whether you work in, construction, retail, catering or this course can be tailored to your needs:

Manual Handling TrainingCourse Aim:

To provide Learners with the skills, knowledge and attitude to lift correctly and safely.

Manual Handling Training Course objectives:

On completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Understand the spine anatomy and causes of common back injuries
  • Understand the principles of safe manual handling
  • Be able to carry out manual handling safely correctly

Manual Handling Training Course Contents:

  • Manual Handling Legislation
  • The importance for looking after your back
  • Anatomy of the spine
  • Common back injuries as a result of incorrect manual handling
  • Manual handling risk assessment
  • Safe manual handling
  • Manual handling demonstration
  • Manual handling assessment
  • Back care in everyday life 

Who should attend ?

Employers, employees, self-employed,  people who work in all industry, construction , retail, catering etc, or anyone involved in lifting in their daily work.

Course Duration: 3 to 4 hours
Location: Can be done onsite at your facility, or locations near you.
Maximum learners per course: 12