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Online Manual Handling Course

This Manual Handling eLearning training course has been developed to provide all employees with an understanding of the risks and hazards presented by manual handling, and the controls needed to prevent injury and minimise manual handling risk.

Manual handling is one of the most common causes of injury at work and is responsible for over a third of all workplace injuries.

Course Objectives
On completion of the course, successful candidates will be able to:

  • Identify the injuries involved with manual handling
  • Identify the health and safety risks associated with the manual handling of loads.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the appropriate action to take where such risks have been identified.
  • Demonstrate best manual handling practice techniques in a variety of situations.


  • Introduction
  • Review of current legislation
  • Risk assessment
  • Progression theory questions
  • Manual Handling techniques
  • Anatomy/fitness
  • Practical demonstrations
  • Theory Test
  • Course closure

This Manual Handling online training course contains a variety of text and image based content, practical demonstration video, progression questionnaires and a test in which the trainee must achieve an 80% pass rate to successfully complete the course.

The benefits of training staff in this discipline include:

  • Compliance with the Safety, Health & Welfare at Work Act 
  • Reduction in the risk of injury to persons involved in the manual handling of loads.
  • Reduction in the risk of damage to goods in the course of being handled.
  • Greater professionalism and efficiency in the work place.

One hour approximately but you can proceed through the Manual Handling course at your own pace, and repeat the content as many times as you wish until you feel ready for the final assessment.

On successful completion of the course and completed the “Evaluation Form” you will be able to download your certificate for your records. The download button for this certificate is at the bottom of the home screen.

Training Location
eLearning Online Training

The course content, instruction and questionnaire are developed by a QQI Level 6 Manual Handling Instructor and QQI Level 7 Train the Trainer.

Documentation Retention
All records to be filed in the training record file.

Important Information
While Online manual handling training is an excellent tool and may be used as standalone training, there are still situations where an employee will require practical manual handling training. For example, workplace specific handling equipment or control measures identified after a local or in-house Manual Handling Risk Assessment, etc. It is important to stress that on-going supervision of staff involved in the performance of manual handling tasks by suitably qualified personnel is essential if best manual handling practice techniques are to prevail at all times in the workplace.

Cost: €55

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