Manual Handling

Manual Handling  - Workplace

50 Euro per Person
200 Euro for group of 6

The Manual Handling training course can be completed in 3½ hours. 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.

This course is intended for people who wish to receive the theory and practical skills required for correct manual handling. The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work, (General Applications) Regulations 2007, Chapter 4 of Part 2, outline the requirements that must be adhered to in relation to manual handling.

Manual Handling is a physical activity that takes place in every workplace, and in some cases the activity does not pose problem. However it can be a potential workplace hazard when an employee is required to handled very heavy loads, which could result in a back injury. The type of manual handling activity that needs to be assessed is defined in Regulation 68 of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work, (General Application) Regulations 2007.

Course Content:

  • Legislation
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Ergonomics
  • Hazard Identification
  • Risk Assessment
  • Principles of Lifting
  • Practical : Lifting, Moving, Carrying, Push and Pull


  • Video based course ensures consistency
  • PowerPoint Presentation
  • Instructor led, hands on class format reinforces skills proficiency
  • In the classroom, students participate in simulated scenarios. Students work with a QQI Instructor to complete skills practice.
  • In the classroom, students participate in simulated clinical scenarios and learning stations.

Contact us to find out more about our manual handling courses

Health & Safety Authority:

The Health & Safety Authority HSA have published a Guide to Manual Handling, its titled Management of Manual Handling in the Workplace you can download it by clicking here.

Course Format:

The course requires approximately 3½ hours to complete, including skills practice. While the main content of the course is general, each course is different in terms of learners, circumstance and requirements. There is no exam or assessment with this course but full participation is required to receive certification.


Each participant will be assessed on their practical manual handling techniques. Certificate of Attendance issued on completion valid for 3 years.

Please let us know if participants have any specific learner requirements.

Maximum No of Participants

12 per Session


3 Hours


All our Tutors are fully Certified QQI Tutors with lots of Experience.