Manual Handling course

Manual Handling Course

You’ll learn how to conduct all manual handling activities in a manner that will prevent injury. The course will also explain the consequences of lifting incorrectly.

26 Lessons
Online Assessment
1 Hour

Practical Assessment - Video Call

For Employees to be Certified for this course they must pass a Practical Assessment.  Our Certified Assessor can conduct this 121 Practical Assessment via a short 'Video Call'. There is an additional fee per Practical Assessment.

What you'll learn

What is the current legislation

Anatomy and Bio-mechanics

Principles of Manual Handling and the TILE system

How to lift correctly and Lifting Techniques

Dangers of careless and unskilled methods

How to conduct a manual handling risk assessment

This course covers

Manual Handling Basics
  • What is Manual Handling
  • Manual Handling Injuries
  • Employer and Employee Duties
Injuries and Fitness
  • Common injuries
  • What is fitness
Manual Handling Techniques
  • Mechanics of movement
  • The 8 Steps of lifting
  • Lifting from low levels
  • Lifting from a height
  • Carrying
  • Pushing and Pulling
Ergonomics and Bio-mechanics
  • Ergonomics and the spinal column
  • Musculoskeletal System
  • Secondary liability
  • Bio-mechanics
Risk Assessments
  • What is a Risk Assessment
  • Risk Factors
  • Principles of Manual Handling
  • Risk Assessments  – TILE

Course Detail

Online Delivery

Fully online course with no time limits. Multiple online assessment attempts allowed.


This course covers and complies with The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005.

Expert Trainer

Course and Assessment created and approved by a QQI Level 6 Fully Certified Expert Trainer.

Certificate Expiry

Course and Assessment must be completed every 3 years as per industry best practice.

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