Manual Handling is the movement of any load by pushing, pulling, lifting, putting down or carrying and it involves a high risk of injury especially to the lower back. According to the Health & Safety Authority statistics, 33% of all work-related absences reported to it last year were due to Manual Handling injuries.
In order to reduce this number and under HSA legislation, all employees must hold a valid Manual Handling certificate and this training must be provided for by their employer every 2 years.
The aim of this Manual Handling Training Course is to provide participants with the knowledge, skills and attitude to enable them to lift and move loads using good manual handling techniques thus avoiding the risk of injury to themselves or to others.
This ½ day course mixes practical skills with theory and is tailored to meet the specific needs of each company and their employees. All our courses are delivered by a qualified QQI Level 6 Instructor.
• Anatomy & Backcare
• Risk Assessment
• Practical Skills
Duration: ½ Day
Participants: 12 trainees maximum
Certification: An initial certificate valid for 2 years is issued following successful completion of a written and practical assessment, refresher certification is then valid for 3 years.