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Booking classroom-based training

You must carry out a training needs assessment (TNA) before booking manual handling training. This will ensure you identify the specific manual handling (MH) and people moving and handling (PMH) training needs for your service. This information must be given to the training instructor.

Classroom-based training (theory and practical) is delivered by HSE instructors where available or Optima Training & Consulting Limited.

See: Manual handling training process flow chart

See also: health and safety training (for more information on factors to consider when booking training)

Accessing training from HSE instructor

Step 1:

Complete a Locally Co-ordinated Training Request Form which includes identifying any fitness to attend training issues.

Step 2:

For new training venues, complete a Venue Checklist.

Step 3:

Submit your Locally Co-ordinated Training Request Form (LCTRF) to your local Manual Handling Training Coordinator or HSE Instructor

Step 4:

Once the LCTRF has been received, you will be contacted to discuss your training needs. A date for training will then be scheduled.

Accessing training from Optima Training & Consulting Limited

Step 1:

Complete a Locally Co-ordinated Training Request Form which includes identifying any fitness to attend training issues.

Step 2:

For new training venues, complete a Venue Checklist.

Step 3:

Book your training contact the Optima Training & Consulting Limited

Phone: 061 574058

Email: f.landers@optimatraining.ie

Step 4:

Finalise your Locally Co-ordinated Training Request Form

Step 5:

Complete a Notification to Activate Service Form (NASF) for each training program (lot) per year

e.g. For 10 sessions of Manual Handling training and 20 sessions of People Handling Training, you need 2 NASFs.

Set up an account with Optima Training & Consulting Limited and raise a Purchase Order (PO).

The budget holder must sign the Notification to Activate Service Form (NASF).

Send the signed NASF and Locally Coordinated Training Request Form to Optima Training & Consulting Limited for signing.

HSE budget holders may access pricing information through the NHSF Helpdesk. Tel:1850 420 420.

Note: Once sent, you have activated the contractual relationship between you and Optima Training & Consulting Limited.

Related documents

OPG framework user guide

Notification to activate service form

Page last reviewed: 20/11/2020
Next review due: 20/11/2023