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Manual Handling

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Manual Handling

Half Day Training Course 



The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 places a duty on every employer to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the safety, health and welfare at work of all his employees which includes provision of the appropriate information, instruction, training and supervision. The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007, Part 2, Chapter 4, make specific reference to Manual Handling of Loads.  This regulation requires every employer:

  • To take appropriate measures to avoid manual handling, where manual handling cannot be avoided, to take appropriate measures to reduce the risk
  • To organise workstations
  • To ensure that employees who are involved in manual handling receive information, instruction and training on safe manual handling. 

Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this training course, delegates should be able to:


  • Be aware of the necessity for safe methods of manual handling to reduce the risk of injury
  • Understand the need to avoid manual handling by using mechanical aids where possible
  • Assess the task using the TILE criteria (task, individual, load, environment)
  • Implement the correct method of lifting ensuring minimal risk to self and co-workers
  • Know how to safely execute all relevant workplace manual handling tasks 

Who Should Attend


  • Personnel carrying out manual handling tasks
  • Supervisors/managers wishing to become familiar with manual handling risks and control measures 

Course Programme



  • Aims & Objectives
  • Legislative Requirement
  • Injury Incidence


Anatomy/ Biomechanics/ Ergonomics

  • Back Injuries
  • Repetitive or Cumulative Strain


Risk Assessment

  • Task – Avoid, Assess, Reduce, Train
  • Load – Biomechanics
  • Work Environment – Ergonomics
  • Individual Capability



  • Practical exercises


Practical Manual Handling

  • Applying TILE assessment approach to all relevant workplace manual handling tasks and drilling the same for correct performance


Overview of Guidance on the Management of Manual Handling in the Workplace (HSA)


Note: The maximum number of people per course is 10 

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Course Times

9.00am - 12.30pm

In-House Courses

For In-House courses the tutor will contact you in advance to discuss the course programme in more detail in order to tailor it specifically for your organisation.

Course Manual

Delegates will receive a very comprehensive course manual.

This course is available exclusively on an In-House basis.

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