Manual Handling

Manual handling is a mandatory course that must be undertaken by all staff every 3 years. 

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About this course

The initial & refresher course must be completed by all staff every 3 years. 

The aim of the course is to provide skills and knowledge to be proficient in manual handling operations and in doing so, to minimise the risk of injury.

Course content

  • Legislation relating to manual handling
  • Anatomy & ergonomics
  • Manual handling principles and techniques
  • Manual handling risk assessment
  • Practical exercise

On completion of the manual handling course, participants will be able to:

  • List the key aspects of current manual handling regulations.
  • Identify and know how to prevent manual handling injuries.
  • Understand the limitations and strengths of the human body in relation to lifting, pushing, pulling, carrying etc. and sedentary work activities
  • Apply tile principles to moving and handling.
  • Lift and move objects safely.contribute to the development of a departmental safety statement and manual handling risk assessments


Health & Safety Office

Sláinte agus Sábháilteacht

5 Carrigside, College Road, Cork