Manual Handling Instructor Training Course QQI Level 6

Manual Handling Instructor Training Course QQI Level 6

Manual Handling Instructor Training Course: This Manual Handling Instructor Training Course is designed to provide participants with the knowledge, skill and confidence to design and deliver manual handling instruction in the workplace and to complete manual handling risk assessments as required by Part 4 Chapter 2 of the “General Application Regulation Regulations 2007, Manual Handling of Loads”, which states that staff engaged in manual handling must be given training in the safe manual handling of loads.


Next Course Dates: 15th, 16th, 17th, 22nd & 26th of Octoberqqi award

Course Duration: 5 Days, over 2 weeks

Times: 9.30 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.

Venue: C1 Centre Point, Business Park, Dublin 12 


Manual Handling Instructor Training Course QQI Level 6 ContentVDU-DSE Risk Assessor Training Course

  • -Manual handling legislation
  • -Anatomy and physiology of the spine
  • -Preventing back injury
  • -Ergonomics
  • -Manual handling risk assessment
  • -Dealing with unfamiliar loads
  • -Instruction and training techniques
  • -Presentation skills
  • -Conducting assessments and providing feedback

Guardian Safety Trainers

Guardian Safety is a QQI registered training provider and all our trainers are fully qualified Manual Handling Instructors having achieved Level 6 in the National Framework of Qualifications. All Course instructors hold a Train the Trainer qualification and are fully qualified safety professionals, holding a minimum of a Diploma in Occupational Health and safety. 

Course Duration                                               5 days (over two weeks)

Maximum Participants per Course           12


Who Should Attend

Health & Safety Practitioners or trainers who intend to deliver Manual Handling Training.

Those who wish to deliver and certify in-house Manual Handling Training Programmes.


The Assessment is comprised of three parts, Skills Demonstration (60%), Theory Exam (20%) and Assignment (20%). Participants must pass all three assessments to qualify for the award.

Manual Handling Instructor Training QQI Level 6 Certification

A ‘Manual Handling Instructor Training QQI Level 6’ Certificate is awarded to participants on successful completion of course.

Refresher Training & Certification Validity Period

QQI certs do not have an expiry date on them but it is recommended that you do a refresher course every 5 years.


Special Instructions for this Course

Comfortable clothing and closed toe shoes are recommended for this course as there is a high level of practical activity throughout.

Participants are required to have a reasonable level of fitness and flexibility and this course is not suitable for those with any back, hip or knee injuries or those with any condition which may be aggravated by practical lifting.


Advanced National Training Services

“I’m a Health and Safety Consultant/Trainer/Assessor 12 years now and I attend at least 15-50 courses per year. This Manual Handling Instructor Course is the best one yet! Full marks to each of the trainers.”
– P. O’Malley – Advanced National Training Services


Manual Handling Instructor Course

“The best Manual Handling Instructor Course I have attended in 13 years.” – A. Bland – VHI Healthcare

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