Project Description


On completion of this course the participants will be able to:

  • understand current manual handling legislation;
  • protect yourself, your colleagues and your clients from injuries and accidents;
  • identify the risk factors associated with people moving and handling; and
  • describe the principles of safe moving and handling and apply these principles to your work.
Course content includes:
  • manual Handling Legislation – as it applies to the employer and employee;
  • anatomy of the spine and muscular system & mechanisms of injury;
  • ergonomic risk assessment;
  • principles of safe people/manual handling;
  • practice in safe handling of loads;
  • practice in safe handling of clients, including use of handling aids (Banana board, slide sheets).
  • overview on use of hoist (Note: Training in the safe use of hoist to be provided by supplier of hoist only); and
  • assessment 
Method of training involves:
  • Power-Point presentation;
  • physical lifting techniques;
  • equipment demonstrations; and
  • assessment

Certification of attendance is provided on successful completion of the course. Certification is valid for 3 years.


1 Day

Maximum Participants



€70  p/p

Group Discount

If you are a company, community group, crèche or an individual who can co-ordinate a group of 10 people, you can avail of a group discount.

Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to attend, in order to secure a refund, you must notify us at least 72 hours in advance. Otherwise course fees will not be refunded but we may, at our discretion, be able to offer you a place on an alternative date.