Manual Handling

Manual handling includes the use of the human body to lift, lower, fill, empty or carry loads. It also includes climbing, pushing, pulling and pivoting, all of which pose the risk of injury to the back. Injuries occur in most sectors, including; manufacturing, warehousing, retail, construction, agriculture and the healthcare sector. Manual Handling training can reduce or eliminate the possible risks.

Suitable for: Everyone in the workplace
Certified By: Emergency Care Ltd
Duration: Half Day
Preconditions: None / some physical elements to the course
Books Required: Leaflet provided
Certificate Valid For: 2 years
Class Size: 10 maximum
Cost: Contact [email protected] or telephone 01-6434757 for further information.


  • Legislation
  • Structure / Injury of the spine
  • Fitness Theory and Practical
  • Ergonomics
  • Risk Assessment
  • Principles of Moving and Handling
  • Mobility Exercises – Floor / Bench / Height
  • Techniques – Push / Pull
  • Team Lift
  • All our instructors are operational fire fighters / paramedics, Health and Safety personnel with a FETAC level 6 qualification and certified instructors.