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Manual Handling

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Manual Handling

This half day course, instructs employees in the theory and practice of safe manual handling. To comply with the 2007 Manual Handling Regulations, staff engaged in manual handling must be given training in the safe handling of loads.

On completion of the course participants will be able to:

Recognise a load which is too heavy or awkward
Understand the limitations of the spine and muscular system
Lift and handle loads safely.

Course Content

Dangers of careless and unskilled methods


Principles of levers and laws of motion

Anatomy of the spine and muscular system

How the body is harmed through incorrect handling techniques

Importance of physical fitness

Personal Protective equipment

How to handle loads safely

Practice in safe handling of loads

Lifting to and from ground level

Lifting to and from a height



Lifting bags/sacks or other loads appropriate to the workplace

Basic First Aid Training

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Basic First Aid Training

2 Year certification of attendance from FITAC

The Basic First Aid course is ideally suited for those who want or need to be able to deliver Basic First Aid. The emphasis of this course is on Dealing with emergency life-threatening situations in the absence of an Occupational First Aider and keeping a casualty alive until the emergency services arrive.

Duration:  7 Hours

Investment: €100 per person, group discounts and in house training also available. Please enquire with us at info@fitac.ie

Course Content

AED/Defib Training

Cardiac Emergencies

Scene management

Bleeding & Wounds


Soft tissue injuries



Respiration Emergencies

Adult C.P.R.

Counter Balance Forklift

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Counter Balance Forklift Training

Operating a forklift truck is a specialised skill. Many accidents are caused by untrained drivers operating trucks in ignorance of the special conditions that apply to forklifts.

There are four main types of Forklift Training courses that we can deliver

  • Novice Course: 3 Days
  • Conversion Course: 1 Day
  • Experienced Operator: 1/2 Day
  • Refresher Course: 1/2 Day

Course Content

Novice Course

This course is designed for beginners with little or no experiences, who receive a certificate of qualification at the end of the course, provided they achieve the required standard in the theoretical and practical tests.

Conversion Course

HSA guidance outlines that drivers trained on one type of truck require conversion training if they are to operate a different type of truck. This course is designed to equip an operator with a valid operator’s certificate on a particular type of forklift (e.g. Counterbalance or Reach), with the skills necessary to drive the alternative truck.

Experienced Course

This course is designed for experienced operators who are familiar with the steering characteristics of the lift truck and have the ability to manoeuvre both forward and reverse in a confined area. They should also be experienced in load handling functions. Certificates are awarded to participants at the end of the course, provided they achieve the required standard in the theoretical and practical tests.

Refresher Course

Regular refresher training is recommended to keep Fork Lift Truck operators safe and to sharpen operator techniques. HSA guidance on forklift trucks states that operators should undergo refresher training to keep them from developing bad habits, or if and when their work practices change. This course is suitable for experienced operators who require a refresher course.

Reach Truck

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Reach Truck

Certificate of training recognised by the RTITB

Course Aim

The aim of the course is to give participants the basic skills and knowledge to operate stacker trucks safely and efficiently and successfully complete the theory and practical evaluations associated with the course.

Who is this course for?

The course is designed for experienced forklift truck drivers wishing to gain certification for the operation of reach trucks

Course Content


Daily inspection procedures


General Safety rules

Loading and stacking procedures

De-stacking and unloading


Operate a reach truck safely, reducing the riskl of injury to operators and pedestrians and increase the efficiency of forklift truck operators

Understand safe operating techniques

Specific hazards & controls when driving a Low Industrial Lift Truck.

Know how to refuel and recharge forklifts safely

Correctly position forklift in relation to task requirements

Stack and de-stack safely and accurately

Attain the required standard to successfully complete the theory and practical evaluations

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