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Manual Handling Course

Manual Handling Course by Must Do Training

Introduction to
Manual Handling Course

The Manual Handling course offered by Must Do Training is essential training required under health and safety legislation and ensures compliance with the Safety, Health & Welfare at Work Act (General Applications) Regulations 2007, Chapter 4 of Part 2 which sets out the law in respect of manual handling in all employments.

Our Manual Handling course is designed for all personnel involved in the movement of loads in the workplace. The course provides participants with the knowledge and skills to carry out manual handling of loads safely, without causing injury to themselves and therefore mitigate potential injuries in the workplace.

As part of the course, candidates will be required to take part in practical exercises in lifting, moving, carrying, pushing and pulling loads, showing them how to put the Manual Handling course theory into practice.

Our trainers are all QQI-accredited (previously FETAC) Level 6 Manual Handling Instructors. They deliver manual handling training in accordance with H.S.A. guide titled “Guidance on the Manual Handling Training System – 2010 revision

What you need to know

  • Minimum age to attend Manual Handling Training: 16 years of age
  • Duration of Manual Handling Course: 3 hours
  • Maximum number of attendees per Manual Handling Course: 12
  • Requirements for Manual Handling Training: Photo ID | good written & spoken English | Medically fit to take part in practical exercises
  • Certification for Manual Handling Training: Company Certificate (valid for 3 years)

Assessments

This course requires candidates to undergo a short theory test and practical assessment.

Certification

Successful candidates will receive a Must Do Training company certificate, valid for 3 years from the date of training.

Training venues

We provide regular Manual Handling training in Castlebar on Thursday evenings. You can book your space online or get in touch with us for more details.

Must Do Training can provide Manual Handling around the country. If you require in-house training for your group, we can facilitate. Please contact us for details.

Course Content

Manual Handling Course Content

The Manual Handling course provided by Must Do Training covers a comprehensive range of topics to equip participants with the necessary skills and knowledge as specified by HSA. The course content includes:

  • Legislation – Understanding relevant health and safety regulations regarding manual handling practices.
  • Duties of Employers & Employees – Understanding the duties and responsibilities of employers and employees in relation to Health & Safety in the workplace.
  • Anatomy of the back – Learning about the body’s mechanics and how it relates to manual handling tasks.
  • Back Injuries – Learning about what causes back injuries and how to prevent them with good manual handling practices.
  • Ergonomics & Risk Assessment – Identifying potential hazards associated with manual handling activities, conducting risk assessments to mitigate risks and ensure manual handling activities are conducted safely. 
  • Manual Handling Principles & Techniques – Learning proper techniques to reduce the risk of injury.
  • Practical Demonstrations – Conduct hands-on exercises involving lifting, moving, carrying, pushing, and pulling loads.
  • Theory & Practical assessments 

Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend this Training Course?

The Manual Handling training course is mandatory for all personnel involved in the movement of loads within the workplace. This includes employees across various industries and job roles, such as warehouse workers, construction workers, healthcare professionals, and office staff.

Additionally, supervisors, managers, and health and safety representatives who oversee manual handling activities should also attend to ensure they have the necessary knowledge to promote safe practices and compliance within their teams.

Overall, anyone who performs manual handling tasks or supervises those who do should participate in this training to mitigate the risk of injuries and ensure a safe and compliant work environment.

Manual Handling Course by Must Do Training
Requirements

Specific requirements to ensure a smooth learning experience

To attend the Manual Handling training course, candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Be aged 16+.
  • Have good written & spoken English.
  • Be medically fit to participate in the practical exercises required to complete training.
Legal Requirements

This course is a legal requirement in Ireland

The Manual Handling training course is a legal requirement as set out under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Applications) Regulations 2007, Chapter 4 of Part 2. These regulations aim to ensure the health and safety of workers by requiring employers to provide appropriate training to prevent manual handling injuries in the workplace. Therefore, employers must ensure their employees receive adequate manual handling training to comply with these legal obligations. This Manual Handling course ensures compliance with these regulations and HSA guidance. The rights and obligations of both employers and employees in relation to health and safety at work are set out in the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 (as amended). Many of the specific health and safety laws are set out in the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007- 2020 and Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2013. Both employees and employers have responsibilities and duties around health and safety at work under these regulations. Employers have a duty of care to their employees and must provide them with Health & Safety instruction, information and training. This instruction, information and training helps them be ‘competent’, acquire knowledge, skills and attitude for a positive health & safety culture.
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Must Do Training

Your Trusted Training Provider

Must Do Training is a trusted, reputable provider of Manual Handling training in Ireland. We have successfully trained hundreds of candidates nationwide over the since 2013.

Our tutors are all experienced and QQI-accredited Manual Handling Instructors committed to delivering high quality training.

The tutors are supported by efficient and knowledgeable office staff who maintain comprehensive training records and provide outstanding customer service. 

Manual Handling Course - Must Do Training

The Manual Handling course offered by Must Do Training is essential training required under health and safety legislation and ensures compliance with the Safety, Health & Welfare at Work Act (General Applications) Regulations 2007, Chapter 4 of Part 2 which sets out the law in respect of manual handling in all employments.

Course Provider: Organization

Course Provider Name: Must Do Training

Course Provider URL: www.mustdotraining.ie

Course Mode: Onsite

Duration: 0.5 day

Course Type: Paid

Course Currency: EUR

Editor's Rating:
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