Book a Manual Handling Blended Training Course by clicking the blue box (above).

Blended learning course, –   This is a  Manual Handling Training Course which can be taken anytime and is provided on a one to one basis. It will be delivered using the latest Digital Technology via a modern Blended Training method. This course comprises of both online & practical training. Successful candidates will be awarded a 3 year Certificate. For admin purposes you MUST complete both parts of the course within 20 days of course purchase. To take part in this course you MUST have the following –

  • a valid & working e-mail address,
  • printer
  • computer skills
  •  internet access….. You will, once the online part of this course is completed, need to make an appointment with Seamus to prove you have the required Manual Handling (lifting) skills. This can be done by meeting Seamus, for about 15 minutes, in Killarney during normal Office hours. If you can not come to Killarney, it may still be possible to meet Seamus on a one to one basis elsewhere. You need to advise Seamus as to what type of work you will be doing so that the course will suit you. You are welcome to email Seamus a copy of the latest Safety Statement and Risk assessments which deal with Manual Handling tasks you will encounter. Please Note… This is not a people handling course and is not designed for people in the Healthcare Industry.
  • Standard Manual Handling  Course (in classroom) –  This is provided in a Physical Training Room and takes just over four hours to complete. These courses are delivered during normal office hours. You are required to email Seamus a copy of the relevant Safety Statement and copies of relevant Risk assessment so that we can ensure the correct training is provided. For future Classroom course dates see below. Please Note…We do not provide a people handling course and these courses are not designed for people in the Healthcare Industry. If no events found appears below, it means that scheduled classroom courses are full and will be updated with more course dates later.


All Course Contents
• Manual Handling Legislation (law) & the need for Risk Assessment
• Basic functions of the Spine and common type of injuries
• Examples of unsafe lifting (high risk) and how to avoid it
• Practical examples of safer (low risk) lifting methods.
• Reasons and various types of lifts  to avoid and discussion on the MAC tool.


Manual Handling Training course in Kerry - Tralee - Listowel - Killarney

Manual Handling Training course in Kerry


Regardless of which type of Manual Handling Training selected, employers MUST always carry out follow up workplace supervision to ensure the lessons learned are put into effect at the workplace. Course participants must also ensure that they put into practice the learning achieved at the training course. Employers are required by S19 of the 2005 Act to conduct a Risk Assessment of all work activities and this does include tasks involving manual handling. This assessment must highlight what improvements need to made to minimise the risk posed by the activity. Course participants must not engage in any flexibility exercises without first consulting with a relevant medical professional.


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