Manual Handling

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Course Suitable For:

Any person whose work puts them at risk of manual handling injuries or Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs)manual handling

Course Award:

Manual Handling Training - Certificate of Attendance

Awarded by O'Dwyer Safety Services Ltd. and Valid for 3 yrs. Certificates will certify participant's successful completion of written assessment & practical assessment modules accordingly.

Course Duration:                                                                                                                                                                 

9am-11.30am every Tuesday and Saturday

Course Participants:

Maximum: 10 participants 

Course Prerequisites:

Participants will undergo a practical assessment and multi-choice written assessment on the day of the course

Please inform OSS training coordinator of any of the following conditions

If you have any doubts about your lifting capability

If you have any reading or writing difficulties 

Course Locations:

Public courses at OSS

Manual Handling Courses can be delivered onsite at your company or we can organise a suitable venue close to your location

Venue Requirements:

Room suitable to seat 10 people comfortably (with tables /desks if possible) and suitable area for manual handling demonstrations.

White wall or projector screen

Course Objectives:

At the end of the training course participants should be able to:

Briefly explain the manual handling duties of the employer and employees 

Explain briefly the functions of the body parts involved in manual handling and how they can be injured

List typical manual handling risks and injuries

Explain how to personally risk assess typical manual handling tasks in their workplace

Describe the components of task specific manual handling risk assessments in their workplace

Describe the 8 principles used in manual handling techniques

Demonstrate safe manual handling techniques based on the 8 principles

Course Programme:

The training involves classroom tuition and practical demonstrations. Where ever possible demonstrations will involve a workplace setting or replication of typical work activities


Skills Demonstration: 80%

In skills demonstrations, candidates will be observed carrying out the following practical tasks:

Lifting or moving a sample load from point A to point B and verbalising the procedure:

Examination: 20%

The theory based examination assesses the candidate's ability to recall and apply theory and understanding requiring responses to multi-choice answer questions. 

The questions may be answered in different media such as in writing or orally.


Pass 50 - 64% 

Merit 65 - 79%

Distinction 80 - 100%