Manual Handling training course

Course venues and dates

0.5 day course



Course objectives

The principal objective of the course is to ensure delegates carry out manual handling in a safe manner. To ensure this, the course will impart an understanding of:

  • The economic and health benefits of safe manual handling,
  • How to assess manual handling tasks,
  • How to implement the correct method of lifting ensuring minimal risk to self and co-workers,
  • How to safely execute all relevant workplace manual handling tasks. 


Course programme

The programme covers the following elements:

  • Legislative requirements,
  • Anatomy and the causes of Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs),
  • Prevention of MSDs,
  • Types and principles of safe manual handling,
  • Manual handling practicals and risk assessment,
  • Assessing manual handling performance,
  • Good posture and ergonomics,
  • Current back care concepts,
  • Strength and flexibility training.

The practicals cover all site- and task-specific manual handling work as per FETAC requirements. 


Who should attend

Under the Manual Handling Regulations, any employee carrying out any form of manual handling must receive instruction in manual handling theory and correct manual handling technique in order to perform this safely. 


Course contact details

For more information call us now on 087 9678 372  or email us


In-House courses

All our courses are available in-house. We can run in-house courses either at your premises or at a location of your choosing. We also customise our courses according your organisation’s requirements. Check out all our in-house courses at the links below.