Manual Handling

Manual Handling Training Course – Kerry

Book a course by clicking the blue box (above).
If you require a Standard Manual Handling Certificate/ticket, Seamus might be able to help. Seamus provides generic Manual Handling (lifting) training courses via the following training methods –

  • Classroom – These are the best type of course provided they are relevant to the tasks being performed
  • Blended learning  – These are popular as you can do part of the course at home.

Most Manual Handling courses that Seamus O’Sullivan Training deliver are held in Killarney which is an ideal location for people living in Tralee, Listowel, Dingle and those living in Kerry, West Cork, Limerick border areas. Seamus does NOT provide people lifting courses for the health care industry. Certain tasks require special training, Consult your Safety Adviser if your employees require special training.

  • Traditional Standard Classroom courses with a group of 12 people takes about 4 hours to complete.
  • Blended learning courses, are self paced, and are a mix of both online and face to face training.  You operate at your own pace until you are happy that you understand the contents. The Standard online module can takes about 40 minutes (you can take as long as you wish, as sufficient material is supplied if you wish to do further study) in your home at a time that suits you and the final module can normally be completed by one person in about 30 minutes. The final module is composed of more training and a further theory and practical test.

Regardless of which type of manual handling training chosen, employers MUST always carry out follow up workplace supervision to ensure the lessons learned are put into effect at the workplace. Course participants must also ensure that they put into practice the learning achieved at the training course. Employers are required by S19 of the 2005 Act to conduct a Risk Assessment of all work activities and this does include tasks involving manual handling. This assessment should highlight what improvements need to made to minimise the risk posed by the activity. Course participants must not engage in any flexibility exercises without first consulting with a relevant medical professional.

Course Contents
• Manual Handling Legislation (law) & the need for Risk Assessment
• Basic functions of the spine and common type of injuries
• Examples of unsafe lifting (high risk) and how to avoid it
• Practical examples of safer (low risk) lifting methods.
• Reasons and various types of lifts  to avoid and discussion on the MAC tool.

Do you need to take a test/exam?
Yes, you need to complete theory and practical tests.

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