Manual Handling

Safetech Consulting and Training

Upcoming Courses:

09 Mar 2018 at Sligo

13 Mar 2018 at Letterkenny

Manual Handling

Manual Handling is the transporting or supporting of loads by hand or using bodily force. Many people hurt their back, arms, hands or feet lifting everyday loads, not just lifting heavy objects.

On completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Perform specific Manual Handling tasks competently to a recognized standard

  • Complete essential risk assessment prior to completing tasks

  • Identify Ergonomic factors associated with their work activities

  • Complete a series of exercises designed to improve strength, endurance and flexibility, the key components of physical fitness


  • Legislation (Common Law, 2005 SHWW Act, Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007, Part 2, Chapter 4)

  • Anatomy of the spine and mechanism of injury

  • Fitness and flexibility requirements

  • Specific hazards relevant to the workplace

  • Manual Handling Risk Assessment

  • Individual Risk Factors

  • Practical Training & Techniques (lifting and handling of goods and materials).

  • Procedures for dealing with unfamiliar loads

  • Ergonomics: Practical application to workplace environment

Method of Delivery
PowerPoint Presentation
Practical Demonstration & Assessment

½ Day

Full Safetech certification of attendance is provided on successful completion of the course. Certificates are valid for 3 years

Maximum Participants

Participants are required to complete a short multiple choice assessment & practical demonstration.

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