Manual Handling GALWAY 

Call:  087- 7950282


Manual Handling Course Galway



Classes held every second Tuesday evening of each

month in Menlo Park Hotel Starts 7pm - to 9.30pm




Classes held every second Thursday evening of each

month in Ard Ri House Hotel Starts 7pm - to 9.30pm

Approx - TBA



Classes held every Saturday morning of each week

in Maldron Oranmore Starts 9.30am - to 12.00pm


€50 pp or book 2 or more people €40 pp

Call 087-7950282 to Book !!

We can send a Trainer to your premises if you require just call us

for more Info.
Course Subjects

  • Manual Handling - introduction and definition

  • Structure and function of the human spine

  • Causes of back injuries

  • Prevention of back injuries

  • Ergonomic aspects of manual handling

  • Lifting skills - theory and practice

  • Reducing manual handling injuries

  • Current legislation, EU directives and statistics

  • Manual handling quiz/assessment

  • Programme summary


Learner Outcomes

  • Understand the structure and functions of the human spine

  • Understand the main causes of back injuries in the workplace

  • Know the main causes of soft tissue injuries and cumulative strain

  • Have learned the correct posture for sitting and standing

  • Have learned the correct skills and techniques for lifting materials/equipment safely

  • Be able to identify and eliminate the causes of strain and injury in their workplace

  • Understand current legislation, and employer/employee responsibilities


PARTICIPANTS: 12 per class

VENUE: Galway City -  Tuam - Oranmore

CERTIFICATION: Lasts for 3 Years

PRICE: Call Michelle 087-7950282

If you have a query regarding any of our courses, Please do not hesitate to Contact us 
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Who Should Take This Manual Handling Training Course ?The manual handling course is aimed at all levels of employees who may undertake manual handling operations, including the transporting of a load of items by lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving thereof by hand or by bodily force. This includes, but is not limited to, professions such as:

  • Warehouse and factory staff

  • Heavy manual labourers

  • Unloading and loading of vehicles

  • Construction and building site workers

  • Office workers

  • Delivery drivers

  • Farmhands

Manual Handling accounts for 33% of Accidents reported to the Health and Safety Authority. Manual handling includes the use of the human body to lift, lower, fill, empty, or carry loads and also includes climbing, pushing, pulling, and pivoting, all of which pose the risk of injury to the back. The load can be inanimate (an object) or animate (animal or person) and manual handling injuries occurs in most industrial sectors including manufacturing and warehousing, retail, construction,transportation, agriculture and the health care sector.

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