Manual Handling

This 4 hour course equips participants with the correct manual handling techniques to lift and carry loads with reduced risk of injury. This course meets the requirements of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act, (General Application) Regulations 2007 (SI No. 299 of 2007).

The course is suitable for anyone whose tasks include lifting, carrying, pushing or transporting objects e.g. boxes, crates, barrels, kegs,

This course is run at our premises in Dublin and at other locations around the country. We can also teach in-house at your premises if it is more suitable for you.

Course Content

  • Manual Handling defined
  • 8 principles of lifting
  • Legislation
  • Anatomy and structures of the spine
  • Posture when lifting
  • Priorities of First Aid
  • Correct lifting techniques
  • What is it and how can it prevent injury
  • What is a Risk Assessment?
  • How to carry out a Risk Assessment

Training Methods

All our instructors have several years of practical manual handling experience and in tutoring. They are all qualified Manual Handling instructors.

We teach theory sessions followed by practical sessions where the participants get the chance to test their new skills.

Evaluation/Assessment

The course is tested through skills demonstrations and a multiple choice assessment.

Certification

Successful participants are issued with a St John Ambulance certificate which is valid for 2 years.

What precautions are in place in light of Covid-19?

Since the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak, St John Ambulance Ireland has put strong measures in place to help prevent the spread of the virus and protect the health of our members and members of the public while carrying out our training courses. These measures include:

Prior to attending one of our training courses, learners will need to complete a visitor declaration form. On review of this form, St John Ambulance confirm your attendance. On the day of the course, learners will need to confirm there have been no changes to their visitor declaration form and they are symptom free before being allowed to enter the hall.

Markers outside of the training hall indicate 2-meters social distancing. Learners will enter the porch and sanitise their hands using an elbow operated dispenser before entering the hall. Inside the hall there are markings on the floor outlining the walk routes to ensure social distancing is maintained. Learners will be asked to remain in these walk ways.

Learners will complete the practical in their own ‘pod’ which is separated either side by clear-perspex.

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available at 2 stands within the hall. Only 1 person may attend the stand at a time. Learners will be asked to sanitise their hands before getting their tea/coffee. We encourage people to use a napkin when using the burco. All cups and spoons will be single use and either recyclable or biodegradable. Biscuits will be individually wrapped.

Only 1 male and 1 female can use the toilet at a time. There are elbow operated sanitisers en route from the training hall to the toilet.

On leaving the building learners will again need to sanitise their hands.

Max Number of Learners

The max number of instructor to learners is 1:10

Cost

The cost of this course is € 55 per person which includes a Manual Handling booklet. Booking Contact training@stjohn.ie with your details or book using the PayPal form below.


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Headquarters contact details

St John Ambulance Ireland
29 Upper Leeson Street
Dublin 4
D04 PX94
Ireland

tel: (0)1 668 8077

For local division contact details, please click here.

Donate to us

We receive no State funding. We are entirely dependent on contributions from the public and donations made to the Organisation for services rendered by our volunteer members.

All donations, however small, are therefore greatly appreciated.

Volunteer with us

We are always looking for bright and enthusiastic people who enjoy team work and want to learn new skills.

St John Ambulance is made up of volunteers from every walk in life, from those professionally involved with pre-hospital care to people who had no previous experience of first aid prior to joining the organisation.