Manual Handling

 Under legislation, all staff need to complete this manual handling training. Training can be delivered in house

Manual Handling of loads means any transporting or supporting of a load by one or more employees and includes lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving a load, which by reason of its characteristics or of unfavourable ergonomic conditions involves risk, particularly of back injury to employees.

Manual Handling Course aim

To ensure that attendees know why and how to lift safely

Manual Handling Course objectives

  • To understand the anatomy of the back and causes of common back injuries
  • To understand the principles of safe manual handling
  • To be able to carry out manual handling correctly

Manual Handling Course Content

  • The reasons for looking after one’s back
  • Manual Handling Legislation
  • Anatomy of the back
  • Common back injuries as a result of incorrect manual handling
  • Biomechanics of manual handling
  • Manual handling risk assessment
  • Safe manual handling
  • Manual handling demonstration
  • Manual handling assessment
  • Backcare in everyday life
  • Exercises

Duration

Our manual handling course runs for a duration of three hours.

Manual Handling Certification

Attendees will receive a Manual handling certificate

For further information or any queries, contact our office on 087-2859660 or  email  info@healthtraining.ie