Manual Handling

Book Manual Handling Course

Manual Handling Course our training centre in Harbourville House, Mornington A92 Y207 – 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.

For online manual handling courses please see the bottom of this page.

Cost €50.00 which includes laminated certificate on the day.

Groups can be arranged in the clients premises call Noel for a quote.

Courses held in our training centre, entry is by electric gates, give the gates time to open before driving into our car park which is sign posted, do not park on the roadway opposite the gates as this can cause a blind spot. Reverse parking is mandatory. Access to our neighbours property Drogheda port company is not allowed as its private land, any queries should be directed to our managers.


Instructor is Noel Kelly Fetac Level 6 Instructor for Manual Handling and has been providing Manual Handling training and Ergonomic Risk Assessment since 1997. All tutors engaged by Noel Kelly are Fetac QQI approved.

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
  • Care of the back and body.

Course Programme

  • Introduction
  • Health and Safety Legislation
  • Duties of Employers and Employees
  • Risk Assessment
  • 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. All participants are issued with a Manual Handling course handbook.

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: Depending on the task to perform a more detailed specific training session may be required.

Duration: 3 Hours

Maximum No of Participants: 10 per Session

Replacement certs: €15.00 for email copy or €20.00 if you want laminated and posted

Online Manual Handling Course

Online Manual Handling training can be completed by booking through the link below.

This covers the theory aspect of manual handling. To fully complete the course an appointment must be arranged to complete the practical element of the course. Please contact us once you have completed the theory course.

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