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About this training course

By its nature the definition of `Manual handling`, dictates that every employee in the state should attend and complete a manual handling course.

In essence Manual Handling is defined as  “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”. 

From even the smallest and most innocuous task, to activities that require heavy or prolonged manual effort, every worker is by default `manual handling`.

There is an onus on every employer & employee to protect the physical, emotional, economic and social wellbeing of not just themselves but the entire workforce.

01. Aims

This three hour course will teach participants the fundamental and practical principals of good manual handling techniques and the long term effects of poor practice.

02. Learning Outcomes

Participants will learn about:

  • Physical & emotional effects of good and bad manual handling techniques and principles.
  • Legislative responsibilities of both employers and employees.
  • Socio and economic outcomes of injury due to poor manual handling.
  • Recommended best practice.

03. Who Should Attend?

Every person in the state who is in the workforce. Certification should be renewed every three years.

04. Presenter

Course is presented by a QQI qualified trainer, with over 25 years in the service industry.

Other important information

This is a practical & interactive course, course is also delivered using audio visual methods.

A good standard of both written and verbal English is required.

On attendance and completion each participant will receive a certificate of `Basic operating skills training` – RTITB certification that lasts for three years (for legal compliance).