Manual Handling

Manual Handling Courses

Workplace injuries that regularly top the league tables are trips/slips and falls followed by handling, lifting or carrying.
These types of accidents can often be prevented by following the requirements set out by the Health and Safety Authority.
They state that the following legislation covers manual handling:
“The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work, (General Applications) Regulations 2007, Chapter 4 of  Part 2, outline the requirements that must be adhered to in relation to manual handling. The key requirements include:

  • Carrying out a manual handling risk assessment of existing manual handling tasks before making an informed decision on what manual handling tasks need to be avoided or reduced.
  • Organising tasks to allow the use of mechanical or other means to avoid or reduce the need for the manual handling of loads by employees in the workplace.  The hazards can be avoided or reduced through the introduction of appropriate organisational measures for example improved layout of a work area to reduce unnecessary long carrying distances; or the use of appropriate means, in particular mechanical equipment
  • Providing instruction and training to relevant staff.”

NISO regularly schedules two manual handling courses to help your organisation minimise the risks of Work Related Upper Limb Disorders (WRULDs) and comply with the legislation:
To find out more about the course content, when it’s next scheduled and what is the course fee, please click on the course title below:

  • Manual Handling Basic  This course is suitable for any employee who works with inanimate loads. It is not suitable for handling people.
  • Manual Handling Instruction 6N0233 accredited by QQI (previously was FETAC).  This course is for learners who want to instruct others in manual handling. It is a train the trainer course that requires no prior knowledge in manual handling, training or risk assessment.

If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact us via email at info[at]niso[dot]ie