Manual Handling Safety Training

manual handling

Inishowen Fire & Safety provide courses throughout Donegal, Sligo, Galway, Derry/Londonderry, and the rest of Northern Ireland


Manual Handling is the transporting or supporting of loads by hand or using bodily force. Many people hurt their back, arms, hands or feet lifting everyday loads, not just lifting heavy objects.

On completion of our Manual Handling Safety Training, participants will be able to:

  • Perform specific Manual Handling tasks competently to a recognized standard
  • Complete essential risk assessment prior to completing tasks
  • Identify Ergonomic factors associated with their work activities
  • Complete a series of exercises designed to improve strength, endurance and flexibility, the key components of physical fitness


  • Legislation (Common Law, 2005 SHWW Act, Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007, Part 2, Chapter 4)
  • Anatomy of the spine and mechanism of injury
  • Fitness and flexibility requirements
  • Specific hazards relevant to the workplace
  • Manual Handling Risk Assessment
  • Individual Risk Factors
  • Practical Training & Techniques (lifting and handling of goods and materials).
  • Procedures for dealing with unfamiliar loads
  • Ergonomics: Practical application to workplace environment

Method of Delivery

  • PowerPoint Presentation
  • Practical Demonstration & Assessment


2.5 hours



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