Manual Handling Instructor Course

Duration: 5 days – Each delegate must attend all 5 days to qualify.
Time: 9:00 to 5:00
Price: Subject to Demand
Venue: Cavan Innovation and Technology Centre, H12 R6D6


Accreditation and Certification – In successful completion of this course learners will receive a NFQ Level 6 Instructing Manual Handling Certificate – Credit Value 10.

The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to effectively design and deliver manual handling instruction in the workplace.

Course objectives – On completion of this course learners will be able to:

Explain the main components of relevant health and safety legislation

Define the main components of the spinal column

Explain the main risk factors for back injuries related to manual handling

Describe the concepts of ergonomics

Explain the manual handling risk assessment process

To be able to carry out manual handling risk assessments

Describe a range of controls to avoid and reduce the risk of injuries

Apply the main principles of inanimate manual handling to a range of manual handling tasks

Analyse the learners performance of manual handling techniques

Develop inanimate manual handling training programmes

Deliver effective manual handling training programmes

Demonstrate understanding of adult learning principles

Give effective instruction in practical manual handling techniques


Content – Manual Handling Instructor Course

Unit 1         Legislative requirements and health benefit

Unit 2         Anatomy and back care

Unit 3         Ergonomic principles and risk assessment

Unit 4         Manual handling principles and techniques

Unit 5         Planning and design of manual handling training programmes

Unit 6         Delivery of manual handling training