Manual Handling

Manual Handling is essential mandatory training for all workplaces. 33% of employee absences from work for more than 3 days are attributed to Manual Handling injury’s (HSA).

Our hands-on Manual Handling courses are adapted to reflect the working environments of course participants.

Course Objective:

Our practical hands on courses are designed to give participants the knowledge and skills to conduct manual handling in a safe manner to prevent injury and meet the requirements of Health, Safety & Welfare at Work Act 2005, General Application Regulations 2007.

Course content:

  • IntroductionManual Handling Training
  • Legislation
  • Anatomy & Back care
  • Common back injuries
  • Study of Bio-mechanics
  • Risk Assessment
  • Looking after your back outside work
  • Fitness & Exercise
  • Practical demonstrations relevant to workplace
  • Assessments
  • All courses are delivered by a qualified QQI Level 6 Instructor.

The course usually consists of a 50/50 split between theory and practical. It is tailored to suit the industry of the trainees.


Short written test and skills demonstration.

Course Duration: 3 hours


Certified by Choice Training & Consultancy after successful completion of training and assessment

Participants: Maximum 12

Refresher Training: Certificate valid for 3 years.

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Choice Training & Consultancy provide training solutions in Leinster and nationwide with offices in Kildare and Dublin and are members of IOSH.

Online Manual Handling Training:

We offer an Online Manual Handling Course, the theory can be completed online and trainees will receive a passport to practical assessment. The practical assessment can be completed by an in house QQI Level 6 Manual Handling Instructor or our qualified assessor can meet your employees to carry out a short practical assessment to meet the requirements. This takes approximately 15 minutes per employee, preferably in their natural working environment. This works very well for companies when it is not feasible to release employees for a half day for training.

If you are unsure about which training solution would work best for you, please do not hesitate to contact us.