Manual Handling


According to the Health and Safety Authority (HSA), “Manual Handling involves any transporting or supporting of any load by one or more employees, and includes lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving a load, which by reason of its characteristics or unfavourable ergonomic conditions, involves risk, particularly of back injury, to employees”.

The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work, (General Applications) Regulations 2007, as amended, outline the requirements for manual handling; these include:

  • Undertaking a manual handling risk assessment of work / tasks to identify hazards and appropriate controls.
  • Organising tasks to facilitate the use of mechanical or other means to eliminate / reduce the need for manual handling of loads by persons.
  • Providing instruction and training to relevant staff.

Aims of Course

Think Before You Lift

Upon completion of this course, you will:

  • Understand what is meant by manual handling.
  • Be able to explain the common causes of injury and potential long-term damages to health as a result of poor manual handling techniques.
  • Understand the legal responsibilities and the duties placed upon employers and employees.
  • Be able to identify manual handling hazards.
  • Understand how to carry out an effective manual handling risk assessment.
  • Understand the control measures that can be put in place to reduce the risk of harm.
  • Understand and practise the best way to handle loads to maintain a safe working environment.

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Manual Handling Courses Suspended Due to Covid-19.

Courses can now be taken online and via Zoom 

Manual Handling Course Meath

Course Content

  • Musculoskeletal System
  • Fitness and Flexibility
  • Hazards and Risk Identification
  • Manual Handling Techniques
  • Mechanical Handling
  • Body Mechanics and Injury
  • Organisational Aspects
  • Basic Ergonomic Principles
  • Principles of Lifting
  • Practicable Lifts
  • Legal Obligations
  • Revision/Assessment

Course Information

Who Should Attend:

Anyone who Requires a Manual Handling Certificate in their line of Work.




2 ½ hours


Certificate issued to each participant

Certificate Valid For:

3 years


Cohort Recruitment and Training

Public Course Cost:

€65 per person

Discounts for In-Company 

€350 (max 12 people)

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