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Manual Handling training (Non-Healthcare)

  • Categories Health & Safety
  • Duration 45m
  • Total Enrolled 0
  • Last Update November 19, 2020


To comply with current Health and Safety legislation, staff engaged in manual handling must be given training in safe manual handling techniques. This training will show your staff how to carry out manual tasks correctly and therefore avoid back injuries. By training your staff how to conduct manual handling safely you are complying with your legal requirements. Back injuries caused by incorrect manual handling techniques are one of the most frequent causes of workers compensation claims. This is not an instructors’ course. It is of 3 hours duration.

This is not for the Healthcare Provider see Patient handling for info & booking for it

Who should attend?

All staff engaged in manual handling activities during their working day

Course Objectives

On completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Lift and handle loads safely
  • Recognise a load which is too heavy or awkward

Course Programme

  • Dangers of careless and unskilled methods
  • Principles of levers and laws of motion
  • Anatomy of the spine and muscular system
  • How the body is harmed through incorrect handling techniques
  • How to handle loads safely
  • Lifting to and from ground level
  • Lifting to and from a height
  • Pushing
  • Pulling
  • Lifting (bags, sacks, barrels, where appropriate)
  • Other organisation specific lifting tasks
  • Competence testing





What Will I Learn?

  • Complete Manual Handling anywhere
  • fully complete training
  • Irish Law compliant
  • Delivered By QQI lv 6 instructor

Topics for this course

3 Lessons45m

Module 1 – Health & safety Law?

Learn how the law applies to Manual Handling
Module 1 – Health & safety Law11:04
Exam for module 1

Module 2 – Musculoskeletal System?

Learn how your spine works and way to injure it

Module 3 – Fitness for Work?

how fitness relates to Manual handling

Module 4 – Ergonomics & risk assessment

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Manual Handling


  • Please note this an awareness course to be fully trained you must complete practical lifts

Target Audience

  • anyone who need manual handling training