Manual Handling

This 3-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 suits you better.

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 tutoring. They are all qualified Manual Handling instructors.

We teach theory and practical sessions where the participants can test their new skills.


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


Successful participants are issued an electronic St John Ambulance certificate valid for 2 years.

Max Number of Learners

The max number of instructors to learners is 1:10.


The cost of this course is €55 per person, which includes a Manual Handling booklet. Booking Contact [email protected] with your details or book using the PayPal form below.


The courses listed below are on our premises, 29 Leeson Street Upper, Dublin 4, D04 PX94. For other locations, please email [email protected].

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