Manual Handling Course

100% virtual manual handling training with certificate provided upon completion. This online course meets all of the requirements to certify participants in manual handling through online theory and practical learning and assessment. The course provides participants with the knowledge and skill to conduct manual handling activities in a manner that will prevent injury. All Trainers are QQI certified as required by the Health & Safety Authority


This course provides learners with full manual handling certification through 100% virtual tuition and online theoretical and practical assessment

The course fee must be paid 7 days in advance of the course start date. All registrants who have not paid by this date will be contacted by the centre. If registrants are unable to pay when contacted their registrants will be canceled. 

The program is relevant for all individuals involved in work that requires the lifting and movement of goods. It is also relevant for individuals who do static type work (sitting/standing) on the shop floor or in an office environment.


Participants will:

  • 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 repetitive strain
  • Have learned the correct posture for lifting, carrying, sitting & standing
  • Have learned the correct skills and techniques for lifting materials/equipment safely
  • Be able to identify workplace hazards and reduce / eliminate the causes
  • Understand Employer / Employee responsibilities in relation to health and safety


  • General overview of health and safety issues in the workplace:
    • Employers’ responsibility
    • Employees’ responsibility 
  • 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
    • Dynamic and Static Work
    • Risks and Hazards
  • Lifting Skills: Theory and Practice
    • Correct Lifting Techniques & Demonstration
    • Trainee Practice & Correction
  • Reducing manual handling injuries
  • Workplace Hazards
    • Hazard / identification / elimination
    • Housekeeping / Environment Factors
  • Current Legislation – Key Responsibilities
  • Course review and Assessment quiz
  • All learning and assessment is completed via video call