Manual Handling Refresher Training Course

Manual handling is a physical activity that takes place in every workplace.

Due to the arrival of Covid-19 virus Learn How Training will ensure that all reasonable efforts are taken to follow Government and HSE protocols. This includes physical distance, hand hygiene, hand sanitization, cough/sneeze etiquette, PPE, face coverings and of course regular cleaning of equipment. We would ask that participants kindly assist us in our efforts.

Further information on what we are doing can be found in the Covid-19 FAQ section

This half day Manual Handling Refresher Course is suited to all levels of employees who may undertake manual handling operations, including the transporting of a load of items by lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving by hand or by bodily force

  • Under the Manual Handling Regulations General Applications C. 7 (2007) in the Health Safety & Welfare at Work Act, employers are legally obliged to ensure all employees are trained and competent in manual handling. Staff should avoid manual handling and, if they can’t, you must take steps to reduce the risk of injury.

General Guidelines only for Manual Lifting

  • No man should attempt to lift anything heavier than 25kg and a woman’s maximum limit is 16kg. It is important to evaluate other factors which can change the maximum safe weight – such as how high an object will need to be lifted.

Duration: 3.5 Hours

Location: on-site at your place of work or business. An alternative venue can be arranged if required with adequate notice.

Cost: €40 Public Rate
Group rates apply to corporate clients and organisations. Please call Evelyn 086 8865470 or drop us an email with your training requirements to: to arrange a competitive quotation.

Qualification: On successful completion of your Manual Handling refresher course learners will be awarded a Learn How Training Manual Handling certificate of attendance which is valid for 3 years.

DSP: We welcome the Department of Social Protection clients. Please contact your local case officer for TSG funding.

Instruction Method: Theory & Practical demonstrations by your instructor
Learner practice and continuous assessment. Short written assessment to evaluate your understanding of the theory and principles of Manual Handling.
At Learn How Training we strive to make your training experience enjoyable and most importantly to send you on your way in confidence knowing the basic correct Manual Handling methods.

Course Materials: Learners will be provided with a Manual Handling training manual.

Learner Requirements: Please ensure to wear comfortable clothing and footwear as you will be performing lifting and moving tasks.
A good standard of spoken and written English is essential.

Reasonable Accommodation

Should you or your organisation wish to bring a translator to assist please let us know in advance and we can make an arrangement for a separate assessment on the day.
Any learner who feels that they may experience some difficulty with any aspect of your Manual Handling Training Course is encouraged to speak with your instructor in confidence before training commences.
You will be required to adequately demonstrate a defined set of practical skills and successfully complete MCQ in order to be awarded your Learn How Training Manual Handling Certificate.

Course Program

Part 1: Theory and Revision

  • Principles of levers and laws of motion
  • Basic anatomy of the spine and muscular system
  • Dangers of careless and unskilled methods
  • How the body is harmed through incorrect handling techniques
  • How to handle loads safely (TILE)

Part 2: Instructor demonstration on Manual – Handling followed by a practice session and assessment.

  • Lifting to and from ground level
  • Pushing
  • Pulling
  • Lifting

Learners who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  • Be aware of the legal requirements and legislation General Application Regulations (2007)
  • Understand the 8 principles of Manual Handling
  • Lift and handle loads safely
  • Assess a task for risk and hazards before Manual Handling
  • Recognise a load which is too heavy or awkward (TILE)
  • Learn the correct lifting and Manual Handling technique