Manual Handing

Course Overview

Under current legislation all staff must be provided with training in safe manual handling techniques.  This course will instruct participants how to carry out manual handling tasks correctly and therefore reduce the risk of back injury and other common manual handling related injuries.

Course Objectives

On completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Understand and apply the Eight Principles of Safe Lifting

  • Assess, lift and handle loads safely

Course Programme

Current Legislation

Anatomy of the Spine & Musculoskeletal System

Injuries caused by poor handling techniques

Fitness, flexibility and posture


TILE Risk Assessment

Principles of Safe Lifting & Handling

Demonstration and Practice of various lifting techniques

Practical assessment of various lifting tasks


Participants are individually assessed on their practical lifting techniques


Successful participants receive an Advanta Safety Manual Handling Certificate

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Advanta Safety

Hedgestown Road


Co. Dublin


P: (01) 5253166


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