Manual Handling Course


  • Duration – 1/2 day
  • Max Numbers – n/a
  • Dates – Please call ASafe HQ for details
  • Location – To be advised

This is a half day manual handling course. It is intended for anybody involved in the movement of loads. The course involves practical & theory and covers several topics listed in the course outline. This manual handling course is intended for all personnel who are involved in the movement of loads.

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  • Duration – 1/2 day
  • Max Numbers – n/a
  • Cost – €45 per person

Course Outline

  • Introduction
  • Update on current Legal Requirements
  • Aim and objectives.
  • Employers and Employees obligations in relation to manual handling at work
  • Structure and function of the spine.
  • Causes of back pain.
  • How to avoid backache.
  • Methods of lifting/putting down, carrying, loading, unloading, pushing, pulling and reaching.
  • Practical demonstration of all manual handling techniques
  • Dealing with different types of loads at work.
  • Alternative methods of moving loads at work.
  • Evaluation of training.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, participants will have a better understanding of ergonomics, legal requirements and best practices to reduce the risk of injury.

Cert & Assessment

Theory and practical demonstration required, on successful completion of this course ASafe Solutions will issue Certificates to each delegate, which are valid for 3 years.