Manual Handling Training Course
Due to COVID-19, all classroom training has been suspended – this course can be completed online and you will still receive a full certificate.
The manual handling training 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. The knowledge gained from this course will help you to stay safe when carrying out various manual handling tasks at your workplace. The training course will also give you an understanding of how to risk assesses a situation.
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. All course instructors hold a Train the Trainer qualification and are qualified safety practitioners holding at a minimum of a Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety.
Each participate that completes the course will be awarded with a Guardian Safety Certificate.
Manual Handling Training Course Details
This Course runs: Every Wednesday & Friday from 9.30 AM – 1.00 PM & 1:30pm – 5:00pm
Course Duration: 3-4 hours
Venue: C1 Centre Point, Business Park, Dublin 12
Maximum Participants per course: 12
The training course can also be delivered at your premises at any time.
On completion of this course participants will be able to:
- Recognize a load which is too heavy or awkward
- Understand the limitations of the spine and muscular system
- Conduct a manual handling risk assessment
- Lift and handle loads safely.
- Dangers of careless and unskilled methods
- Manual handling legislation
- Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment
- Principles of levers and laws of motion
- Anatomy of the spine and muscular system
- How the body is harmed through incorrect techniques
- Importance of physical fitness
- Personal protective equipment
- How to handle loads safely
- Practice in the safe manual handling of loads to include:-
- Lifting to and from ground level/height/bench level
- Team Lifting
- Lifting bags/sacks or other loads appropriate to the workplace
Guardian Safety Trainers
Guardian Safety is a FETAC registered training provider and all instructors are fully qualified manual handling trainers, having achieved Level 6 in the National Framework of Qualifications. All course instructors hold a Train the Trainer qualification and are qualified safety practitioners holding at a minimum of a Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety.
Participants per course Maximum of 12 participants
Who Should Attend
Anyone whose work includes Manual Handling activities i.e. the transporting or supporting of loads that includes lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving of heavy or awkward loads, where those activities are likely to lead to back injury.
It will include a theory test, followed by a practical assessment for the manual handling training course.
All participants of the manual handling training need to wear loose fitting clothing and closed toe shoes.
Refresher Training & Certification Validity Period
Refresher training is recommended at intervals not greater than 3 years.
DVD and laptop/projector presentation are used. Notes are provided for each participant.
Guardian Safety Certificates are awarded to all participants upon successful completion of course.
Special Instructions For This Course
Course participants should wear loose fitting comfortable clothing (trousers) and closed toe shoes.
“Guardian Safety provided Manual Handling and People Handling training for all of our staff team. The schedule of courses were professionally organised and co-ordinated and the training delivery was excellent. They tailored it specifically to meet our needs. Highly recommended.”
– Dublin West Home Help Ltd.
“Very good presentation and demonstrations. Good explanations. The trainer was passionate about Training.”
– D. Rooney
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