ASL Safety & Training

Course Outlines -

Course Outlines -

Manual Handling

Format:         1/2 day

No of Participants:     Up to 12

Certification:         ASL SAFETY & TRAINING Certificate/QQI Registered Instructors


Ensure that all participants are instructed and trained in the correct and safe way to lift any kind of load in their work environment.


Under the Health and Safety at Work Act, it is the duty of an employer to ensure no employee is put at risk while manually handling a load. Under the act it is a requirement that employees are trained in how to safely handle loads without mechanical assistance.
This training will show individuals how to carry out manual handling tasks correctly and therefore avoid back injuries.
Back injuries caused by incorrect manual handling techniques are one of the most frequent causes of workers compensation claims. Almost a third of all reported accidents in the workplace are due to bad manual handling

This course will include theory and practical demonstrations and will cover:

  • Employer and employee obligations
  • Structure and function of the spine
  • Types of back pain
  • Causes of back pain
  • How to avoid backache
  • Methods of lifting, putting down, loading & unloading
  • Methods for pushing, pulling and reaching
  • Dealing with different load types and alternative methods of moving loads
  • Safe packaging of loads
  • Basic manual handling rules & exercises before commencing work

All participants will complete a multiple choice & practical exam at course end. Those who successfully complete the exam will be issued certification valid for 3 years.

Candidates must wear  comfortable and flexible clothing on the day.