« Health and Safety

Manual Handling Instructor and Assessor Refresher

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Manual Handling Instructor and Assessor Refresher

Three Day Training Course 



Manual handling accounts for over one-third of all reported accidents in Ireland. Most accidents result in back injury, though the hands, arms and feet may also be injured.

Specific legislation, namely Part 2, Chapter 4, of the General Application Regulations 2007, requires employers to designate a competent employee or engage a competent person to assist them in safety and health protection.


The aim of this three-day course is to refresh and update participants’ existing skills and knowledge to enable them to continue to successfully deliver training to individuals involved in the manual handling of loads (Operative level). The course also aims to refresh participants understanding of Training and Presentation activities and associated responsibilities.  Participants who successfully complete the Refresher course will be certified to run Manual Handling Operative courses for an additional five years. 

Learning Outcomes


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

  • Refresh and update their exiting skills and knowledge
  • Continue to successfully define manual handling training
  • Refresh their training and presentation skills
  • Run manual handling operative courses for an additional 5 years. 

Who Should Attend


  • This course is aimed at those who have successfully completed a recognised Manual Handling Instructor and Assessor training course within the last five years.
  • Participants will need to demonstrate their successful completion of the above training by presenting a copy of a recognised certificate and communicating the dates, duration and awarding body.
  • Participants who wish to attend the course should seek medical advice if they suffer from any medical condition, which may be exacerbated by physical exertion.
  • Light comfortable clothing should be worn to allow participation in the practical elements of the course. 

Course Programme


The course will be delivered in a combination of instructional and practical sessions. These sessions will cover the following topics.


  • Overview and update of Legislation relating to Manual Handling
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Biomechanics and Ergonomics
  • Risk Assessment
  • Manual Handling and Workplace Assessment
  • Training Techniques
  • Presentation Skills
  • Training for Manual Handling


The course will be assessed by the means of both Practical and Written examinations.


Upon completion of the course participants will be provided with training pack including a complete manual handling operative training course on CD-ROM, which can be utilised as a template for delivery of their training within their own organisations. 

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Course Times

9.00am - 4.30pm

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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