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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

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    Dublin 15