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Manual Handling

The Manual Handling Training course is designed for any person who undertakes any form of manual handling in the workplace. Simple moving and handling situations require awareness of the hazards and an understanding of the need for best practices to reduce the risk to the individual and the organisation. As over 30% of the accidents/incidents reported to the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) on an annual basis are due to moving and handling accidents, it is necessary to take a proactive approach to the issue.

Course Methodology & Assessment

This course is based on the HSA Guidance on the Manual Handling Training System – 2010 revision. The course emphasis is on risk assessment and preparation, planning and performance of techniques. A combination of practical exercises, theory instruction and risk assessments, using different multimedia, are combined to instruct learners in a positive workplace safety culture.

Assessments of the learners are carried out through the tutor’s observations of their engagement on the course and their participation in the practical skills sessions.

Course Syllabus

  • Occupational Health & Safety Legislation
  • Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment & Control Measures
  • Anatomy & Physiology of the Body
  • Injuries to the Spine & Musculoskeletal System
  • The Mechanics of Injuries
  • TILE Risk Assessment – Task, Individual, Load and Environment
  • Principles of Safe Moving & Handling
  • Practical Session on Moving and Handling Techniques

Further Information

For further information or to book a course, please call us on 041-9822933 or email us on info@emsandassociates.com

Course Duration

One half-day with a 15-minute refreshment break

Entry Criteria

No previous qualifications are required for learners to participate in the course. Any medical condition (including pregnancy) that would affect a participant’s ability to complete the practical skills session must be discussed with the course tutor before the course commences.


Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a Manual Handling Certificate from EMS & Associates. Courses are delivered by tutors who carry a QQI Level 6 Special Purpose Award in Manual Handling Instruction.

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