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Manual handling and people handling

Manual handling and people handling training overview

This is mandatory training and includes theory and practical sections. This training is to be completed by staff every 3 years.

Manual handling and people handling theory training

Manual handling and people handling theory training covers an introduction to manual handling and people handling, protecting your back, risk assessment and the principles of safer manual handling

People moving and handling practical training

You should attend the people moving and handling practical training if you are involved in the moving and handling of people.

Inanimate manual handling practical training

The practical training programme supports the manual handling theory module. You will be assessed on your ability to carry out manual handling skills including floor lift, bench lift, pushing and pulling.

Manual handling instruction

The objective of this training is to equip participants with the knowledge, skill and competence to effectively deliver manual handling training programmes for inanimate objects.

Manual handling instruction refresher training

The content of the training programme must ensure that all participants can demonstrate the knowledge, skill and competence to effectively deliver manual handling training programmes for inanimate objects within the Health Service Executive.

People moving and handling instruction

The contents of the training programme must ensure that participants can demonstrate the knowledge, skills and competence to effectively deliver people moving and handling training programmes in the workplace.

People moving and handling instruction refresher

This training aims to refresh the knowledge, skills and competence of people moving and handling instructors. This is to ensure instructors can effectively design and deliver manual handling and people moving and handling training within the HSE.

Page last reviewed: 22/12/2020
Next review due: 22/12/2023