Manual Handling

Manual Handling Course  our training centre 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 €45 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 – 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.

Note: The person must assess all manual handling of loads, areas and tasks to perform in the work place, the manual handling course cannot foresee all  ergonomic and load 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.

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
  • Pushing
  • Pulling
  • Lifting (bags, sacks, barrels, where appropriate)
  • Other organisation specific lifting tasks
  • Competence testing

Methods of Training: This course combines lecture methods with “hands-on” practical work with 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.

Duration: 3 Hours

Maximum No of  Participants: 10 per Session