Manual Handling Training Course Information

What is Manual Handling?

Manual Handling can be defined as any transporting or supporting of any load by one or more employees, and includes lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving a load, which by reason of its characteristics or unfavourable ergonomic conditions, involves risk, particularly of back injury, to employees

Is a Manual Handling Training Course a legal requirement?

Manual Handling Training is a legal requirement for all employees who may undertake manual handling. As most employees will undertake some form of manual handling as part of their job, training should be considered. If there is categorically no manual handling as part of an employee’s job then a Manual Handling Training course will not be required.

Who should deliver a Manual Handling Training Course?

Manual Handling Training courses must be delivered by a FETAC / QQI Level 6 Certified Manual Handling Instructor. Separately the instructor must be competent as defined under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005.

How often should be Manual Handling Training Courses be delivered?

All employees requiring Manual Handling Training should receive such training at periods not exceeding 3 years and certification should be kept on file.

Who can help provide Manual Handling Training Courses?

We at ADSC Ireland have vast experience delivering Manual Handling Training Courses and would be delighted to provide a quote. To enable us provide you with a quote please provide the following information.

  • Location of your premises
  • Number of employees who require training.