This manual handling training course will provide all participants at work with the proper techniques when carrying, lifting, pushing, loading, and supporting items. It is designed to comply with the provisions of the 2007 General Applications Regulations and the 2005 Safety, Health and Welfare Act.

Course content

  • Introduction
  • Definition of Manual Handling
  • Legal Aspects of Manual Handling
  • Structure & Anatomy of the Spine
  • Injuries to the Spine
  • Risk Assessment
  • Fitness & Flexibility
  • Principles of Safe Moving & Handling
  • Practical Assessments
  • Course Summary

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The theory section of this manual handling course can be completed through our online training platform. Each module of the course is followed by a short multiple-choice test. When you complete the theory element you will receive your theory cert right away, However, to complete the course and receive your full certificate, you must complete a practical lifting session.


For the practical module of the theory course our QQI Certified Manual Handling Instructor will attend your site to carry out short practical lifting sessions with all those who have completed the online course.

Who should attend

This course is designed for anyone who is may be required to lift and/or move loads in the course of their work.


Upon completion of this course, successful participants will receive certification Manual Handling which is valid for 3 years.