Manual Handling


Description: The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) states that Manual Handling is a physical activity that takes place in every workplace, and in some cases the activity does not pose a problem. However it can be a potential workplace hazard when an employee for example is required to handle heavy loads, which could result in a back injury.

It will be necessary to carry out a risk assessment of existing manual handling tasks before making an informed decision on which manual handling tasks need to be avoided or reduced. Employers must then take steps to avoid or reduce the risk of injury, and this can be done by means of training up their employees.

Students on the Course:  Minimum = 4, Maximum = 12

Duration: 1/2 Day

Pre-requisites: None

Requirement: NB: Please advise the tutor if you have or had any previous back injuries or back problems before any physical assessment is undertaken.

Why you should attend: Under the safety, Health and welfare at work (General Application Regulations) 2007, it is a requirement that ALL employees attend Manual Handling Training.

Course Content: This training is a requirement that all staff must receive and includes training in workplace ergonomics, assessment of loads and how to lift and handle loads safely.

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

  1. Have a basic understanding of your back and identify ergonomic factors associated with your work activities.
  2. Understand the principles of safe manual handling.
  3. Complete manual handling tasks competently to a recognised standard.
  4. Complete essential risk assessment prior to completing manual handling tasks.
  5. Know when to stop.

Certification: Successful candidates will be issued with a Certificate of Competence in Manual Handling which will be valid for 3 years.

Price: Call us now for a price on 05786-40505!  We also offer discounted prices for large groups, please contact us to discuss your requirements!!

NOTE: Payment must be made in full or else deposit of 25% must be received before booking can be confirmed.  If course is cancelled by Celtic Safety Training, a full refund is issued.  For cancellation made by students within 5 days of course start date, no refund can be given.