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Manual handling and people handling theory training

Manual handling and people handling theory training helps you to carry out these tasks safely.

This training is mandatory for employees involved in manual handling and people handling tasks.

Contact the Health and Safety helpdesk for more information or advice

Objectives

On successful completion of the theory module you will be able to:

  • understand the terms 'manual handling' and 'people handling'
  • understand your responsibilities relating to manual handling and people handling
  • recognise the structure and function of the spine, how it can get injured and how to keep it healthy
  • carry out a risk assessment
  • understand the principles of safer manual handling

Course content

Topic 1 - introducing manual handling and people handling

Topic 2 - protecting your back

Topic 3 - risk assessment manual handling and people handling tasks

Topic 4 - principles of safer manual handling

Duration

The programme takes approximately 1 hour to complete.

Training format

Online training course available at www.HSELand.ie

Course code

HSS-SHST-019:01

Assessment

There is an online assessment to be completed.

Certification

After completing an online assessment you will get a certificate of completion. The certificate should be brought to your classroom-based practical training.

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