Manual Handling Training Course

Manual Handling Training Course

SU Life Skills

Course Aim:
To provide you with the information and training necessary to be competent in Manual Handling, in order to avoid injury to yourself and to others. The Course Provider is The Emergency Services Training Institute.

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

  • Define Manual Handling.
  • State relevant Irish and EU Legislation.
  • Describe the basic Anatomy of the Spine.
  • Utilise correctly the 8 Principles of Safe Lifting.

Course Programme:

  • Manual Handling Legislation – as it applies to the employer
    and employee.
  • Dangers and harm caused by careless / unskilled methods of manual handling.
  • Principles of levers and laws of motion.
  • Anatomy of the spine and muscular system.
  • How to handle loads safely.
  • Practice in safe handling of loads.

Assessment & Certification:
To receive certification for Manual Handling all participants must successfully complete a theory quiz and a practical lifting assessment. The certification is valid for 2 years from the date of training.
Course Attendance: Maximum of 10 participants per instructor.
Cost: €30 (Usual cost €50)
Venue: The SU Office, upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn
Dates: 9.30am-12.30pm Wednesday 9th January 2019

Artice by
Joanna Brophy