Manual Handling Training Courses

Learn how to safely handle objects at work with our Manual Handling Courses

Manual Handling Training

Manual Handling Training is designed to prevent injury in the workplace by providing employees with the knowledge and skills to perform all lifting and manual handling tasks efficiently and safely. We provide participants with knowledge on the consequences of incorrect lifting techniques on the back and structure of the spine. By increasing awareness, we reduce the amount of injuries by insuring correct techniques are used.

Course Options:

Classroom Course

Location: Blanchardstown Dublin

Max Capacity: 12 students


Social distancing in operation


Combined Course

Location: Online & Blanchardstown Dublin

Max Capacity: 20 students


Social distancing in operation

Online Course

Location: Online 

Max Capacity: Unlimited

Learn at your own pace at home

Upcoming Manual Handling Training

Book your space in our upcoming manual handling training courses.

We regularly run Manual Handling courses on-site in our Advanced Training facility in Blanchardstown, Dublin 15. If you would rather have us come to your business to train your team please visit this link to enquire today.

We offer class-based training and virtual/ blended online training for Manual Handling. Please choose the option that you prefer to book your place today.

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Course Aim:

Our Manual Handling course provides learners with information & instruction on safe manual handling techniques which, if used correctly, may help prevent a back injury.

Course Objectives:

On completion of this course, learners will be able to;

  • Define manual handling as per the General Application Regulations 2007

  • Be aware of health & safety legislation

  • Understand the basic anatomy of the musculoskeletal system

  • Use the 8 principles of safe lifting correctly

Course Programme:

  • Manual handling legislation – as it applies to the employer & employee

  • Dangers of using incorrect manual handling techniques

  • Anatomy of the spine & muscular system

  • Practice in safe manual handling of loads

Training Methods:

Classroom based presentation with a practical demonstration & practice by learners

Course Format:

  • The course requires approximately 8 hours to complete, including skills practice. While the main content of the course is general, each course is different in terms of learners, circumstance and requirements. There is no exam or assessment with this course but full participation is required to receive certification. session still required with tutor)

  • Certificate of Competence will be issued to all learners who successfully complete & pass this course


Safety Trainer teaching student how to lift box for manual handling course

Who Should Attend?

  • Under the Safety, Health & Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007, is a legal requirement for

  • ALL staff involved in manual handling operations to be trained in Manual Handling.

Assessment & Certification:

To receive certification for manual handling, all learners must successfully complete both the theory & practical components of the course. Certificates are valid for three years from date of issue.

Additional Information:

  • Maximum of 12 learners

  • 3 to 4 hour duration (full standard course)

  • Online theory course options also available through GTS Academy Online Platform (practical y Care Council Instructor to complete skills practice.

On Completion of the Course Participants Will:

Be awarded a HSA Approved Certificate

Understand the consequences of incorrect lifting

Understand the mechanics of the spine and muscular system

Understand the 8 principles of safe lifting