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manual liftingManual Handling Course

Course Details:
This course is designed as an introduction to the principals of manual handling.

Objectives of Course:

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

  • Define manual handling and state relevant Irish & EU legislation
  • Describe the basic anatomy of the spine
  • Perform specific Manual Handling tasks competently to a recognised standard
  • Complete essential risk assessment prior to completing manual handling tasks
  • Identify Ergonomic factors associated with their work activities
  • Complete a series of exercises designed to improve strength, endurance and flexibility


  • Manual Handling Legislation (Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regs 2007, Part 2, Chapter 4
  • SpineAnatomy and physiology of the spine and muscular system
  • Mechanism of injury
  • Fitness and flexibility requirements for safe Manual Handling
  • Specific Manual Handling hazards relevant to the workplace
  • Risk Assessment for Manual Handling Tasks & Individual Risk Factors
  • Practical Manual Handling Training &Techniques
  • Procedures for dealing with unfamiliar loads

Who Should attend

Under the Safety, Health & Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations, 2007, it is a requirement that ALL employees attend manual handling training with particular emphasis on anyone who is engaged in the lifting and handling of loads.

Pre-Course Requirements

No pre course requirements but English is the language in which training is delivered and participants must have a good command of the English language.


Participants are required to complete a short written examination and practical. Full certification of attendance is provided on successful completion of the course.


3 Hours



For more information on any of our course please contact: info@doylehealthandsafety.ie