Manual Handling Training

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Book your place on a Manual Handling Course today!

Phone : 061 422207 Mobile: 087 6162564 
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Manual Handling:

The HSA has published guidance on the New Manual Handling Training system

The new system requires Instructors delivering Manual Handling courses to have successfully completed a QQI / FETAC Level 6 Manual Handling Instructor Training programme or to have achieved the FETAC Level 6 Manual Handling or People Handling Instruction Award on the basis of Recognition of Prior Learning by April 2012. 



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




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.



€50pp and group discounts are available. Please contact OSS Training Coordinator for public or individual course fees and availability.



4 hours Every Tuesday and Saturday




Maximum: 12 participants 




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 




Manual Handling Courses can be delivered onsite at your company or we can organise a suitable venue close to your location; Tipperary, Limerick, Shannon, Ennis, Cork, Munster etc...




Room suitable to seat 13 people comfortably (with tables /desks if possible) and suitable area for manual handling demonstrations.

White wall or projector screen




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




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%