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 unfavourable ergonomic conditions involves risk, particularly back injury, to employees.

Manual Handling

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 Content:

On completion of this Manual Handling course participants will understand:

  • What is manual handling
  • The law and manual handling
  • The Anatomy of the musculoskeletal system 
  • The Anatomy of the back and the spine 
  • Safe Manual handling Practices 
  • Ergonomics and Manual Handling 

Practical Session:

  • Lifting to and from ground level
  • Lifting to and from a height
  • Lifting to and from a bench
  • Team lifting
  • Pushing
  • Pulling

Course Duration: 

3 hours

Course Price: €55


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

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