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Manual Handling

Course Details:

The Manual Handling course is designed to provide participants with the knowledge to conduct all manual handling activities in a manner that will prevent injury. The course deals with informing participants on the consequences of lifting incorrectly, the philosophy being that if persons understand the consequences of incorrect lifting they will pay more attention to lifting correctly.


Objective: On completion of the course participants will be able to:

  • Understand the consequences of incorrect lifting
  • Understand the mechanics of the spine and muscular system
  • Understand the 11 principles of safe lifting
  • Perform Lifts safely.


  1. Introduction
  2. Legislation
  3. Anatomy & Injuries
  4. Biomechanics
  5. Principles of Safe Handling
  6. Lifting Techniques
  7. Practical practice of lifts and assessment
  8. Conclusions

This course combines lectures on the above modules along with a power point  presentation and a number of videos on ‘How the Back Works’ and ‘How to Look After Your Back'.


Duration: 3.5 Hrs


For further information on this course please contact us on 086 3941848

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