Manual Handling

General Industry – Manual Handling

Course Particulars

Duration: 4 Hours

Student/Instructor Ratio: 12:1

Training Compliance: HSA, HSA, OSHA.

Working AT Height – Academy ™  are proud to introduce our Manual Handling Course for your convenience.

The manual handling training course is a 4 hour course.  It covers a range of topics in order to give the learner confidence to risk assess manual handling tasks and perform said tasks within their workplace.

Who Should Attend:

This course is intended for people who wish to receive the theory and practical skills required for correct manual handling. 

Course Topics Include :

Module 1 – Introduction & Course Information

Module 2 – Who is QQI

Module 3 – Legislation

Module 4 – What Is Manual Handling?

Module 5 – Risk & Hazards

Module 6 – Risk Assessments

Module 7 – Spinal Anatomy, Posture & Shoulder

Module 8 – Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs)

Module 9 – Planning Lifts

Module 10 – Preparing for Lifts

Module 11 – Risk Control & Lifting Techniques

Module 12 – Safe Lifting Techniques

Module 13 – Behavioural Safety

Module 14 – Q & A

Module 15– Written Examination

Module 16 – Practical Skill Evaluation

This Course is only delivered by a competent and certified;

  • QQI Level 6 Instructor
  • EDF Level 5 Instructor

Working at Height Group Training Courses

All Working at Height Group training exercises are implemented under a “Knowledge, Skills and Attitude Based Evolution Process” which the delegate experiences as a layering approach.

All training can be conducted in accordance with the following Legislations;

(IE) Ireland – Safety, Health & Welfare Act 2005

(IE) Ireland – HSA Guidance on the Management of Manual Handling in the Workplace

(EU) Europe – EU Directive 90/269/EEC 

(USA) United States of America – OSHA 1910 Section 5(a) (1) & NIOSH Publication No. 2007-131


Students must be medically and physically fit to do Manual Handling.

All training programs are structured upon a pass or fail determination criteria and are in accordance with Manual Handling Criteria for accepted practices in safety, health, and environmental training  and Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems.