Manual Handling Training

What is manual handling?
Manual handling is defined in Regulation 68 of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work, (General Application) Regulations 2007 as:
"Manual Handling involves any transporting or supporting of any 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 of back injury, to employees".
  
Why do you need training?
Many of the problems that cause back pain are the result of injury and damage to a disc. Bending over results in pressure on the discs, and may also cause a disc to bulge backward towards the spine. Twisting and bending together put the greatest stress on the spine, especially on the discs, and are examples of work conditions that increase the risk of back injury. Failure to identify and address the risks associated with manual handling activities will not only increase the likelihood of injury to the employee, but will also leave the employer exposed in relation to absenteeism and possible litigation.
  
What we offer
We offer in-house manual handling courses, which are delivered by our QQI certified instructor. The course includes:
  • Definition of manual handling
  • Legal requirements
  • Structure and injury of the spine
  • Risk assessment
  • Fitness and flexibility
  • Principles of safer moving and handling
  • Practical lifting
All learners are required to undergo a short theory and practical assessment to demonstrate understanding of the course. On completion, learners are issued with certificates from our QQI-certified instructor which are valid for three years.
 
How long is the course?
This is a half-day course.
 
How many people can attend?
This course accomodates up to 10 people per session.
 
How much is the course?
Manual handling courses are €350 per session.
 
How do I book?
Contact us today and we will arrange a training session at a date and time that suits your needs.