Manual Handling Training

About Our Manual Handling  Course

Due to COVID-19, our Manual Handling Course is now being delivered fully online for your safety. To achieve this, we offer a blended learning experience. Each participant will be given access to our self managed online learning portal to complete the theory part of the course which can be done at your own pace as there no time limits or set times. Each participant will also be scheduled in for an online video session with our in-house trainer to complete the practical training. this will be held via Zoom or Microsoft Teams

Our Manual Handling Course is designed to provide a thorough understanding of Manual Handling and aims to ensure that employees understand the hazards and how to reduce the risk of injury. 

All staff that engage in manual handling activities such as lifting, carrying, pulling, or pushing within their role must be given training in the safe moving of loads, this is to comply with Part 4 Chapter 2 of the ‘’General Application Regulation 2007, Manual Handling of Loads’’.

Guardian Safety is a QQI registered training provider and all instructors are fully qualified Manual Handling trainers, having achieved Level 6 in the National Framework of Qualifications.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for the theory course. but for the practical you will need a stable internet connection & a camera for the video call

Duration

Theory 75 minutes

Practical 30-40 minutes

Certification

Upon successful completion of both theory and practical training you will receive a full Manual Handling Certificate which is valid for 3 years

Manual Handling Training Course

Manual Handling Training Course Content

The theory training will be completed via our online self managed training portal. Its broken down into 6 modules that cover the following.

  • What is Manual Handling
  • Law
  • Safe Handling
  • Learning Safe Handling Habits
  • Practical Manual Handling Solutions
  • Use of Mechanical Aids 

The practical session which is conducted via video call with our in-house trainer will consist of the trainer demonstrating the following techniques.

  • Ground Lift
  • Bench Lift
  • Lifting to a Height
  • Team Lift
  • Pushing & Pulling

Manual Handling Training Course Delivery Method

This Course is The theory training will be completed via our online self managed theory course. however when doing the online practical video call our trainer will give you a quick refresher covering key elements of the course.

The practical session which is conducted via video call with our in-house trainer will consist of the trainer demonstrating multiple lifts & pushing and pulling techniques. Then you will need to try and replicate those lifts and techniques back to the trainer and they will grade you based on your ability to lift.

Manual Handling Training Course

Refresher Training & Certification Validity Period

Refresher training is recommended at intervals not greater than 3 years.

Special Instructions For This Course

Course participants should wear loose-fitting comfortable clothing (trousers) and closed-toe shoes. Any special needs/requirements should be identified at the time of booking. 

Benefits of doing our Manual Handling Training Course

Save time and money by completing your training from the comfort of your own home or your workplace and avoid the commute

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Theres no Risk of Catching COVID-19 as you don't have to attend a class room based course and all the paperwork is electronic including certificates

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