Manual Handling Instructor Training Course – QQI Level 6

Manual Handling Instructor Training Course – QQI Level 6

Our Manual Handling Instructor Training Course will provide participants with the knowledge, skills and confidence needed to design and deliver manual handling training 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: 28th, 29th, 30th of January, 4th & 6th of Februaryqqi 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 Course Content

VDU-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

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


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

Manual Handling Instructor Training Certification

A Manual Handling Instructor Training QQI Level 6 Certificate on successful completion of course.

Refresher Training & Certification Validity Period

Manual Handling Instructor certs don’t have an expiry date because they are QQI Certificates but we recommend a refresher course every 5 years.

Special Instructions for this Course

We advise wearing comfortable clothing and closed toe shoes as there is a high level of practical activity involved.

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





“I will be highly recommending Guardian Safety to anyone I meet looking for Manual Handling Instructor training. The organization of the course, from correspondences, through to information we received on the USB stick, along with the books supplied, was just amazing and you can see you are really invested in the success of the participants you train.”
– J. Cooney – Scope Ophthalmics

Maanual Handling Instructor Testamonial

Manual Handling Instructor Testimonial

“Great Manual Handling Instructors Training Course. Much more informative than I imagined it would be. Thank you for everything.”
– T. Smith – Meath Partnership



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