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Manual Handling Courses Cork

What is a Manual Handling course?

Regulation 68 0f the 2007 Regulations defines “manual handling of loads” as:

“any transporting or supporting of a load by one or more employees and includes, lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying, or moving a load, which by reason of its characteristics or of unfavourable ergonomic conditions, involves risk, particularly of back injury, to employees."

A Manual Handling Course is a requirement under these regulations. Refresher training is at intervals of not more than three years but employees must be trained if changed to a new department requiring different loads to be handled or new machinery introduced.

Avenue House Health & Safety Solutions have been providing Manual Handling courses in Cork and the rest of the country since 2008. 

We can provide Manual Handling training in your premises or at an agreed venue.

Our Manual Handling Training Course Content:

  • 2007 Regulations
  • Anatomy of the Spine
  • Practical Skills
  • Risk Assessment
  • Team Lifts
  • Warm-up Exercise
  • Manual handling principles
  • Hazardous Loads
  • Legal Duties of Employer and Employees
  • Written test

Practical Manual handling tasks including team lifts, lifting to a height etc.

To ensure safe Manual Handling training and information are not enough, it is important that the participants are fit to carry out the tasks involved. We will advise on warm-ups prior to manual handling tasks.

Incorrect manual handling leads to musculoskeletal injuries and accounts for up to 30% of reported accidents to the HSA (Health & Safety Authority).

On average 7,000 non-fatal work injuries are reported each year to the HSA, 25% of which account for handling, lifting or carrying loads.

The financial cost of accidents at work, including manual handling accidents, leads to hidden costs such as legal costs, production delays, loss of expertise etc.

Courses normally take 3 hours with class sizes of 5 to 10 people.

We also offer manual handling instructor training, so that your "in house" Health and Safety officer can be trained in giving courses by an expert.

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