Certified Online Training

Manual Handling


According to the Health and Safety Authority, manual handling causes over a third of all workplace injuries. These injuries largely come in the form of musculoskeletal disorders including pain and injuries to arms, legs and joints, and repetitive strain injuries of various sorts . Figures from 2010, reinforce the problem of manual handling with 34% of the reported incidents from the healthcare sector being manual handling related.

Manual handling injuries can have major implications both on the employee who the injury occurs to and also the business. To combat this, the Irish government brought in legislation to promote safe manual handling and support the welfare of all employees in ‘The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work, (General Applications) Regulations 2007’.

This course, which is in line Irish legislation, will give employees greater awareness and understanding of the dangers that poor manual handling poses, as well as covering safe handling techniques, practical solutions to manual handling issues and the use of mechanical aids.

Please Note: While Online manual handling training is an excellent tool and may be used as standalone training, there are still situations where an employee will require practical manual handling training. Examples of this would be the use of any workplace specific Handling Equipment, control measures identified after a local or in-house Manual Handling Risk Assessment, etc.

Who is this for?

This course is ideal for anyone who carries out manual handling with a range of activities including lifting, lowering, pushing and carrying.

How long is the course?

The duration of the course is 75 minutes of instructor led video content, with additional time required for answering interactive questions throughout the course.


The cost of the course is €35 per person. Discounts are available for 10 or more candidates booking the course. For further information on group discounts please email or ring 087 250 4888.


Like all our interactive e-learning courses that we provide here at First Aid Direct, every candidate is required to engage with the course material and answer multiple-choice questions throughout each module. Candidates must receive a minimum of 75% to successfully pass the course.

Benefits of E-learning

  • Cost effective
  • Saves time
  • Flexibility
  • Improves performance and productivity
  • Lower environmental impact

The course concentrates on key manual handling topics including:

1. What is manual handling?
2. Manual handling regulations
3. Safe handling
4. Learning safe handling habits
5. Practical manual handling solutions
6. Use of mechanical aids

This course is approved by the International Institute of Risk and Safety Managers (IIRSM), First Aid Direct and additionally it is accredited for 2 units of CPD.

Upon completion of the course candidates will receive a ‘Manual Handling’ certificate.

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