Manual Handling

Manual HandlingThe programme will enable learners to deliver Manual Handling. It will ensure competency in the preparation of Manual Handling assessments.

Delivery of this programme may be in-house or is offered on a public basis in venues around the country. The facilitation of the program will consist of a variety of lectures, practical demonstrations and student centred learning.

With a duration of 1 half day this programme may provide transfer to other awards.

Learner Profile
This programme is open to all learners specifically those who have a responsibility in health & safety within their work environment.

How many will be in the class?
To ensure maximum participation and to enable each student gain the most out of the day, we are adopting the ratio of a maximum of 12 students per course.

What certification will I receive?
Successful students will receive a Manual Handling certificate.

It is our belief at Kelron, that people learn more when they are involved. We therefore will encourage each student to define their specific requirements and then design the course content where possible to address their needs.

What do I need to provide before the course?
You need to fill out the booking form which is available at the bottom of this page.

The aim of the course is to reduce the risk of manual handling injuries in the workplace.

The course provides participants with the knowledge and skills to effectively identify, assess and control risks arising from manual handling tasks.

By the end of the course, participants will be able to: Provide the definition of manual handling; Describe the principles of the Manual Handling; Apply the principles to identify and assess risks in their workplace and Discuss and apply the process for controlling risks of Manual Handling in their workplace.

Health, Safety & Manual Handling Law
General Application Regulations 2007
Safety, Health & Welfare at Work 2005
The Health and Safety Authority

Back Basics
Vertebrae and Discs
Vertebrae Injuries
Disc Injuries (Slipped Disc)

Prevention of Back Injury
Who is at Risk?
Avoiding and Minimising Injury
Reducing the Weight
Converting to Pushing or Pulling
Work Levels
Storage of Work Equipment

Ergonomics and VDU’s
Introduction to ergonomics
Display Screen Equipment Law 1993
Hazard identification
Risk Assessment
Reduction of Risk
Purchasing policy

Manual Handling Assessment
Task, Individual,
Load, Environment

Individual Lifts & Carrying
(This section will be tailored to suit the group)
Low Down Lifts
On-End Lifts
Carrying and Lifting
Pushing and Pulling
Shoulder Lifts

Safe Lifting
Preparing for the lift
Size up the load
Survey your Route
Where will you end up?
Making The Lift
Get Close to your Load
Feet Apart
Bend Knees, Back Straight
Lift with your legs

Levers, Sliding Rails and Conveyors
Cranes and Hoists
Positioning Equipment
Fork Lift Trucks, Pallet Trucks

Exercises for Your Back
Upper Body Exercises
Lower Body Exercises
Muscle Toning
Workplace Breaks
Multiple Choice Question Paper


Booking Form

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    *Preferred Venue and Date

    In the unlikely event of a course failing to reach any minimum student number, you will be offered a full refund or a place on the next available course.

    Irish Safety & Health Trainers Network