Manual Handling Training

About Our Manual Handling  Course

Due to COVID-19, we’ve changed the way we deliver our Manual Handling Course. the course is now being delivered fully online for your safety. To achieve this, we’ve developed our own Online Learning Platform so you can complete your course wherever and whenever you want, you can view our Manual Handling Courses on our online learning portal. 

There are 3 options to choose from when doing this course online. Option 1 & 2 are also available in Polish.

1. Theory Only (No Practical Session).

Our online manual handling theory course is suited for employees who are involved in low risk work that does not require practical manual handling lifting or those who have already arranged a practical lifting session via video link, video upload or in person. Our online manual handling theory course explains the requirements of Irish manual handling law including anatomy, injury, dynamic risk assessment and explains lifting techniques in detail. Our course teaches employees and employers to identify hazardous manual handling and implement appropriate solutions to avoid the need to lift.

2. Theory with a live practical session over a video link.

Our online manual handling course with a live practical session held over video link is ideal for all employees who are involved in manual handling at work. You will complete your online manual handling theory, and then book your practical session in the final module. Our QQI certified assessor will then review your lifts and if they are acceptable. Once we confirm that you have a clear understanding of how to lift correctly a full certificate will be awarded.

3. Theory with you uploading your own videos of you lifting for our trainer to assess.

Our online manual handling course with video upload of you lifting is ideal for all employees who are involved in manual handling at work. You will complete your online manual handling theory, and then submit videos of you performing 3 practical lifts. Our QQI certified assessor will then review your lifts and advise if they are acceptable. Once we confirm that you have a clear understanding of how to lift correctly a full certificate will be awarded.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for the theory course. but for both the practical session you will need access to a Smartphone, Tablet or Computer with a camera.

Duration

Theory = 70 Minutes Approx

Self Recorded Practical = 15 Minutes

Live Practical Session = 30 Minutes Approx

Certification

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

On successful completion of the theory only course you will receive a Manual Handling Theory Certificate 

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 easy to follow modules that cover the following.

  • Manual handling law in Ireland
  • Anatomy of human the body
  • How manual handling injuries occur
  • Likelihood of sustaining an injury
  • Manual handling risks at work
  • Manual handling solutions
  • How to lift correctly

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

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

Manual Handling Training Course Delivery Method

Theory Only

The Manual Handling theory training will be completed via our online self managed theory course. The training is video-based with a quiz at the end of each module, once you’ve completed all exams you can download your theory certificate immediately

Video Upload

When you complete your online manual handling theory, you will need to submit videos of you performing 3 practical lifts in the final module. Then our QQI certified assessor will review your lifts and advise if they are acceptable. Once we confirm that you have a clear understanding of how to lift correctly a full certificate will be awarded.

Live Video Link

After you complete your manual handling theory training you can book your practical training in the final module 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. Once we confirm that you have a clear understanding of how to lift correctly a full certificate will be awarded.

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 that will be partaking in the practical training 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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