Manual Handling


Manual handling is a physical activity that takes place in every workplace.
It is a legal requirement under Regulation 68 of The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work, General Application Regulations (2007) Chapter 4.


Duration: Half day (3.5 Hours).


Location: Onsite training where reasonably practicable or based in Naas depending on availability.


Price: €55 per person. Group rate – Please contact us using our booking enquiry form.


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


Qualification: Personalised Certificate of Attendance will be issued on successful completion. Valid for 3 years.


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 training manual.


Learner Requirements: Please ensure to wear comfortable clothing and footwear.


Course Content

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




By the end of this course this course participants will successfully be able to:

Be aware of the legal requirements and legislation General Application Regulations  (2007)

Understand the 7 principles of Manual Handling

Lift and handle loads safely

Recognise a load which is too heavy or awkward (TILE)

Learn the correct lifting and Manual Handling technique






Any learner that may experience difficulty, or who is unable to partake in certain elements of Manual Handling training is encouraged to speak with your instructor in confidence before training commences.