Manual Handling


1/2 Day Course

Each year the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) confirms that the manual lifting of heavy or awkward loads is one of the most common causes of workplace injuries.

Would you like to learn Manual Handling ?

Under Health and Safety legislation, employers must organise work so that manual handling of loads is avoided wherever possible. When it is unavoidable, the work must be planned, or equipment provided to reduce the risk of injury.

This Course running over 3 – 4 hours is designed to provide you with the knowledge, practical skills and understanding required to conduct safe lifting & movement of loads in the workplace in Compliance with the requirements of the Safety, Health & Welfare at Work Regulations 2007.


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Maltings House, Coote Street, Portlaoise.

Day : Saturday’s 10 am – 1 pm

Evening Course: Thursday’s 7pm-10pm

Course Content

  • Manual Handling Legislation.
  • Anatomy of the spine / Protecting your back.
  • Mechanism of injury.
  • Ergonomics & Mechanical Principles.
  • Safe Lifting & Carrying of Loads.
  • Single & Multiple person lifting.
  • Risk Assessment of Specific Hazards relevant to the home & workplace.


Successful candidates will receive a Certificate in Manual Handling


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Price includes: Tuition, Course Training Manual, & Assessment.


What requirements are needed for this course?

There are no prior qualifications needed for this course. Participants should be physically well enough to carry out the safe moving and handling of people and objects.

Who is this course for?

This course is for people who want to learn how to move objects safely in a variety of settings.

How long is this course?

The Manual Handling course is a half day in duration..


Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be issued with a certificate that is valid for two years.

Contact Details

Maltings Training Ltd. Maltings House, Coote Street, Portlaoise, Co Laois

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