Manual Handling

What is Manual Handling?
Manual handling is any transportation or supporting of a load by one or more employees and includes:Lifting,Putting  down,Pushing,Pulling,Carrying or moving a load which by reason of its characteristics or unfavorable ergonomic conditions involves risk, particularly back injury, to employees.

Master training College’s Manual handling course complies with Part 4 Chapter 2 of the “General Application Regulation Regulations 2007, Manual Handling of Loads”, whereby employers are responsible for providing training to any staff engaged in manual handling and ensure employees are safely handling loads.

Who should attend?
Anyone whose work includes Manual Handling activities, i.e. the transporting or supporting of loads that include lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving of heavy or awkward loads, where those activities are likely to lead to back injury.

Course objectives & content:
On completion of this Manual Handling course participants will understand:

  • What is manual handling
  • The law and manual handling
  • The importance of safe manual handling
  • Risk assessments and hazards
  • The anatomy of the spine and muscular system
  • Causes of injuries using incorrect manual handling
  • Correct use of personal protective equipment
  • How to asses and handle a load safely

Practical Session and Assessment includes

  • Lifting to and from ground level
  • Lifting to and from a height
  • Lifting to and from a bench
  • Team lifting
  • Pushing
  • Pulling
  • Lifting bags/sacks or other loads appropriate to the workplace

Every Monday & Tuesday: 9:00 – 12:00, 13:00 – 16: 00 & 17:00 – 20:00

Course Duration: 3 hours

Location: Unit 12, Gateway, Rosemount Business Park, Ballycoolin, Dublin 11.

Maximum Participants per course: 12  

This course can also be delivered at your premises at any time.

Manual Handling Certificates are awarded to all participants on successful completion of practical assessment & Examination.
Valid for 3 years.

per person.
Group rates available.

Need a HACCP Cert also?

Manual handling and HACCP  can be conducted on the same day over an 8 hour period.

9.00 – 17.00 – Full day on site or off site training

Day structure:
9.00am – 12.00pm: Manual Handling
12.00 – 13.00: Lunch
13.00- 17.00: HACCP

Pricing:€85 pp

Certificates are given once all participants have passed all assessment and examinations.

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