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Manual Handling Training

[FETAC level 6]

Manual Handling

The Health and Safety Authority of Ireland (HSA) advises that Manual Handling Training should be provided to employees in the workplace and this training should only be delivered by an instructor who has successfully completed a FETAC Level 6 training course. This course needs to cover Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Regulations on manual handling in the workplace; in addition to the the employer and employee responsibilities with regard to manual handling.

Clive Kelly Safety offers FETAC Level 6 Manual Handling training throughout the country. The course covers Legislation, Manual Handling Risk Assessment, Basic Anatomy, Human factors and Ergonomics and Skills for trainees.

On the same day we can offer other courses also so you the customer gets value.

NOTE we do not carry out public courses / Manual Handling courses for individuals as we work on a day rate basis.

Course Award

This is a FETAC level 6 training course. Candidates who successfully complete the course will receive FETAC certification which is valid for 3 years. The Certificates awarded will certify the participant’s successful completion of the written & practical assessment modules.

Course Duration

The training duration of the course is up to 2 to 2.5  hours and a maximum of 12 candidates can be catered for on each course.

Course Description

The course is suitable for any person whose work puts them at risk of Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs).

Entry Requirements

Participants will undergo a practical assessment and multi-choice written assessment on the day of the course.
In advance of the course, please inform Clive Kelly Safety Limited if:

  • you have any doubts about your lifting capability or
  • you have any reading or writing difficulties.

Please contact Clive Kelly Safety for more information.

Manual Handling Training summary

Course Objectives

At the end of the training course participants should be able to:

  • Explain in brief the duties of the employer and employees
  • List typical risks and injuries that can result
  • Explain how to risk assess general manual handling tasks
  • Describe the 8 principles used in manual handling techniques
  • Demonstrate safe manual handling techniques based on the 8 principles of safe lifting.

Course Content

  • Introduction
  • Objectives
  • Legislation – Employer and Employee
  • Injuries – Anatomy; Injuries
  • Assessing Tasks – The Load; Individual Capability; The Task; The Work Environment
  • Principles  – Principles of Manual Handling; Demonstration
  • Practical – Practical Exercise; Applying principles to given situations
  • Assessments – Practical demonstration assessment; Brief written or oral assessment; Feedback