Manual Handling

Manual Handling

Manual Handling Training With The Academy

At The Academy, we understand the importance of safe manual handling practices in maintaining the health and safety of employees. Our comprehensive Manual Handling Training is designed to equip trainees with the knowledge and skills needed to carry out their jobs safely.

According to the Health & Safety Executive, manual handling is one of the most common causes of injury at work and causes over a third of all workplace injuries which includes work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) such as upper and lower limb pain/disorders, joint and repetitive strain injuries. (source: Haspod)

Our training programme delivers the practical aspects of manual handling, alongside the theoretical knowledge that is necessary for understanding why these practices matter.

Why Choose The Academy for Manual Handling Training?

As Northern Ireland’s leading training provider, The Academy prides itself on delivering quality education that promotes a safe and healthy work environment. Whether you’re an individual seeking to enhance your skill set or an organisation aiming to reduce workplace injuries, our Manual Handling Training offers a robust solution to your training needs.

Manual Handling Training Course

In Northern Ireland, the legislation that governs manual handling is the Manual Handling Operations Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1992.  The Academy provides training to ensure the risk of injury is minimised in line with the guidance of these regulations.

Who is it for?

This course is for any employee who may handle materials, boxes, mail and packages, including both industrial and office workers. If you have previously completed this course, it is recommended that you take a refresh of this qualification at least every three years.

How long does it last?

The Manual Handling Training course will last approximately a half day, with an assessment at the end.

Where is the training held?

The Manual Handling Training course can be held at our premises, or we can deliver at a location more convenient to you.

Please get in touch with us for more details on this service. 

What will the course cover?

This course introduces candidates to the hazards and risks involved in manual handling and outlines what to expect from a manual handling assessment. It will enable employees to contribute to the development of safer manual handling methods and tasks in the workplace and foster a culture that values safe practices.

By the end of this course, trainees will be able to;
  • Identify and understand the risks associated with manual handling in their job role.
  • Learn the value of risk assessment and how to apply it.
  • Make recommendations to manage risks and reduce the risk of injury.
  • Apply the principles of safer handling to a range of everyday manual handling tasks.

Practical assessment and test

In order to receive this qualification you will be required to pass a practical assessment and test at the end of the training session. Upon successful completion, you will receive certification in Manual Handling.

Book Manual Handling Training

The Academy provides comprehensive and industry-leading manual handling training courses, that are led by a team of our knowledgeable and qualified instructors. Get in contact with us to book a manual handling training course from a training provider you know and trust.

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