Manual Handling Instruction

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Health and Safety Authority (HSA) regulations require that all manual handling instructors are certified. The purpose of this course is to equip learners with the knowledge, skills and competencies to deliver manual handling training. Learners will examine the theoretical and practical aspects of manual handling, risk assessment and the key training tools and skills required to effectively deliver manual handling courses.

Description

The course focuses on the theoretical and practical aspects of manual handling, risk assessment and the key training tools and skills required to effectively deliver manual handling courses. 

Learning Objectives

At the end of the course, learners will:

  • Gain an understanding of the main components of current Health & Safety Legislation
  • Learn about the anatomy of the spine and effective back care
  • Identify the main risk factors for back injuries
  • Gain an understanding of the techniques for Manual Handling Risk Assessment
  • Gain an understanding of Ergonomic Principles
  • Understand manual handling principles and techniques
  • Develop the qualities necessary for effective manual handling instruction
  • Acquire effective preparation techniques for manual handling instruction
  • Develop skills for the competent delivery and evaluation of manual handling training
  • Develop improved presentation and communication skills
  • Practice course preparation and delivery skills and techniques
  • Demonstrate understanding of the process of preparing and delivering a manual handling course

Programme Content

  • Legislative Requirements and Health Benefit
  • Relevant to manual handling
  • Anatomy and Back Care
  • Ergonomic Principles and Risk Assessment
  • Manual Handling Principles and Techniques
  • Planning and Design of a Manual Handling Training Programme
  • Theoretical and practical elements
  • Preparation and lesson plans
  • Delivering manual handling training – practical sessions
  • Individual feedback

Additional study requirements outside of the classroom

  • Self-directed learning
  • Preparation for skills demonstrations
  • Research and preparation of assignment (Due three weeks after the course)

Assessments

As part of this course, learners must complete and pass all the following course assessments:

  • Assignment: 20%
  • Examination (theory based): 20%
  • Skills Demonstration: 60% 

Prerequisites

  • Manual Handling Instruction course is delivered and assessed in English. Competence in written and spoken English is essential. If you are unsure about your level of language proficiency, we can provide an English language assessment for your convenience.