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Manual Handling

Manual Handling Course every Friday @ 1630hrs in our offices in Harbourville House, Mornington – just web search ‘noel kelly safety’ to see location, Prior booking is required with any major credit card or payment on the day as agreed.
Cost €50 which includes laminated certificate on the day – a detailed Manual Handling Manual for further reading and study will be issued to all students.
Groups can be arranged in the clients premises call Noel to find out prices etc.
Instructor is Noel Kelly Fetac Level 6 Instructor for Manual Handling and has been providing Manual Handling training and Ergonomic Risk Assessment since 1997.
Terms – Every Friday – Subject to numbers
Key words, Manual Handling Drogheda, Louth, Meath, Mornington.
Regulation 68 of the 2007 regulations defines ‘manual handling of loads’ as:
‘any transporting or supporting of a load by one or more employees and includes lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying, or moving a load, which, by reason of its characteristics or of unfavourable ergonomic conditions, involves risk, particularly of back injury, to employees.’
Avoid Manual Handling where possible.
Regulation 69(a) of the 2007 Regulations states that, in order to avoid the need for manual handling of loads by employees, every employer must:
Take appropriate organisational measures, or
Use the appropriate means, in particular mechanical equipment
Click to view the HSA Guide to the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007, Chapter 4 of Part 2: Manual Handling of Loads
Course Details
To comply with current Health and Safety legislation, staff engaged in manual handling must be given training in safe manual handling techniques. This training will show your staff how to carry out manual handling tasks correctly and therefore avoid back injuries. By training your staff how to conduct manual handling safely you are complying with your legal requirements. Back injuries caused by incorrect manual handling techniques are one of the most frequent causes of workers compensation claims. This is not an instructors’ course. It is of 3 hours duration.
Who should attend?
All staff engaged in manual handling activities during their working day
Course Objectives
On completion of this course participants will be able to:
Lift and handle loads safely
Recognise a load which is too heavy or awkward
Course Programme
Dangers of careless and unskilled methods
Principles of levers and laws of motion
Anatomy of the spine and muscular system
How the body is harmed through incorrect handling techniques
How to handle loads safely
Lifting to and from ground level
Lifting to and from a height
Lifting (bags, sacks, barrels, where appropriate)
Other organisation specific lifting tasks
Competence testing
Methods of Training: This course combines lecture methods with “hands-on” discussions on different types of materials.
Pre-Course Requirements: Information will be provided on request.
Assessment/Certification: Each participant will be assessed on their practical manual handling techniques. A completed manual handling assessment form for each participant will be supplied to the participant.
Note: The person must assess all loads, areas and tasks to perform in the work place, the manual handling course cannot foresee all poor ergonomic conditions and every load to move, lift, push or pull will be different. It will be explained on the course that the person must assess the load and if to heavy or if the person is unable to lift it they must inform their supervisor.
Duration: 3 Hours

Safe Pass

We have installed Covid 19 rules and procedures, these will be explainbed at the begining of the course. Anyone not complying with the Covid 19 protocols during the safe pass course will be asked to leave the course. See our Covid section on www.kellysafetyservices.ie.

Safe Pass course in Harbourville House Mornington. Just web search ‘ Noel Kelly Safety’ for directions or Eir code A92 Y207
Cost is €130.00 which includes light refreshments. Payment is to be paid by card prior to the course to secure the place – call 086 3743166 or 0419842668 – all major credit cards accepted.
Requirements- the return to work protocol for courses form below to be completed, a form of ID is required, 1 x current passport size photo and a PPS number. Candidates must be 16 years of age and over. This course is delivered in English, for translated courses contact SOLAS Safe Pass Section. Note PPS number is required on the day of the course, the application will not be processed without the PPS and 1 x current passport sized photograph.
Note: all candidates must have a PPS number and proof of ID, This is a SOLAS requirement.
Call Noel on 0863743166 to secure your place. Two days prior to the course Noel will contact you to confirm that you can attend, if no contact is made by phone or text the place will be given to another candidate 10 persons Covid 19 is the maximum amount allowed on any one course. If the person booking the course does not confirm their place their name will be removed from the list.
Note Tutor has the right to cancel the course at short notice either to lack of numbers or the room or candidates do not conform with the requirements above. Refunds are not made to persons that do not turn up for booked course, the person will have to make up the difference of €95.00 if they wish to do a future course with Noel Kelly Safety – other terms apply.
Local Drogheda Port Company rules apply at Harbourville.

National Return to Work Safely Protocol – Attending public courses


Covid 19 Questionnaire/self declaration


This questionaire is mandatory required to be completed by each candidate and sent back to Noel Kelly at least 3 days priot to the date of the course. If you answer yes to question 1, 2, 3,4,5 and 6 you must not attend the course, inform us, your family, your GP and self isolate and Stay at home.


Question Yes No
1. Have you been diagnosed with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 infection in the last 14 days?
2. Have you been in close contact with anyone who are confirmed with having COVID -19 Virus in the past 14 days? (i.e. less than 2m for more than 15 minutes accumulative in 1 day)
3. Do you live in the same household with someone who has symptoms of Covid 19 who has been in isolation within the last 14 days?
4. Do you have any of the following typical COVID 19 symptoms, fever, high temperature, persistent coughing, or breathing difficulties/ shortness of breath.
5. Have you been advised by a doctor to self-isolate at this time?
6. Have you been advised by a doctor to cocoon at this time?
7. Have you returned to the island of Ireland from another country within the last 14 days?
If yes where?
If you develop any of the above symptoms before attending the course or have reason to suspect you had close contact with a Covid 9 infected person, then you are to stay at home, inform us and call your doctor.


I confirm that I have responded to all question in truthfully based on my current condition and I commit to advising Noel Kelly and excluding myself from the training, if this situation changes i.e. if a point in the future, I could answer yes to questions 1, 2, 3,4,5 and 6. Note: non contact temperature testing is mandatory on the morning of Noel Kelly Safety Services courses.