Manual Handling

Current health and safety legislation requires that all employees engaged in manual handling activities must be given training in safe lifting techniques. The term manual handling is used to describe a range of activities including lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling, carrying and moving an object. The course provides participants with the knowledge and skill to conduct manual handling activities in a manner that will prevent injury. All Trainers are QQI certified as required by the Health & Safety Authority (HSA).

Half day
€80.00 incl. 0% - tax exempt

2 hours, 30 minutes, 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Galway

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Sessions

MH 07 Sept 2019
09:30 - 12:00
2 hours, 30 minutes
Galway
    • €80.00 incl. 0% - tax exempt

    3 hours, 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Galway

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    Sessions

    MH 19 Sept 2019
    14:00 - 17:00
    3 hours
    Galway
      • €80.00 incl. 0% - tax exempt

      3 hours, 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM

      Galway

      Session information

      Sessions

      MH 30092019
      14:00 - 17:00
      3 hours
      Galway
        • €80.00 incl. 0% - tax exempt

        2 hours, 30 minutes, 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM

        Galway

        Session information

        Sessions

        MH 17102019
        09:30 - 12:00
        2 hours, 30 minutes
        Galway
          • €80.00 incl. 0% - tax exempt

            3 hours, 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM

            Galway

            Session information

            Sessions

            MH 11112019
            14:00 - 17:00
            3 hours
            Galway
              • €80.00 incl. 0% - tax exempt

              2 hours, 30 minutes, 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM

              Galway

              Session information

              Sessions

              MH 23112019
              09:30 - 12:00
              2 hours, 30 minutes
              Galway
                • €80.00 incl. 0% - tax exempt

                2 hours, 30 minutes, 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM

                Galway

                Session information

                Sessions

                MH 09122019
                09:30 - 12:00
                2 hours, 30 minutes
                Galway
                  • €80.00 incl. 0% - tax exempt

                  3 hours, 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM

                  Galway

                  Session information

                  Sessions

                  MH 17122019
                  14:00 - 17:00
                  3 hours
                  Galway
                    • €80.00 incl. 0% - tax exempt

                  Description

                  The programme is relevant for all individuals involved in work that requires the lifting and movement of goods. It is also relevant for individuals who do static type work (sitting/standing) on the shop floor or in an office environment.

                  LEARNING OBJECTIVES

                  Participants will:

                  • Understand the structure and functions of the human spine
                  • Understand the main causes of back injuries in the workplace
                  • Know the main causes of soft tissue injuries and repetitive strain
                  • Have learned the correct posture for lifting, carrying, sitting & standing
                  • Have learned the correct skills and techniques for lifting materials/equipment safely
                  • Be able to identify workplace hazards and reduce / eliminate the causes
                  • Understand Employer / Employee responsibilities in relation to health and safety

                  COURSE CONTENT

                  • General overview of health and safety issues in the workplace:
                    • Employers’ responsibility
                    • Employees’ responsibility 
                  • Manual Handling: Introduction and Definition
                  • Structure and Function of the Human Spine
                  • Causes of Back Injuries
                  • Prevention of Back Injuries
                  • Ergonomic Aspects of Manual Handling
                    • Dynamic and Static Work
                    • Risks and Hazards
                  • Lifting Skills: Theory and Practice
                    • Correct Lifting Techniques & Demonstration
                    • Trainee Practice & Correction
                  • Reducing manual handling injuries
                  • Workplace Hazards
                    • Hazard / identification / elimination
                    • Housekeeping / Environment Factors
                  • Current Legislation – Key Responsibilities
                  • Course review and Assessment quiz