Manual Handling Course

Description: This course is part of the mandatory health and safety training regime for all employees in Ireland and should be taken before starting work in any industry.
Legal: This course meets the legislation Safety Health & Welfare Act, Manual Handling of loads regulations (General Applications) 2007.
Certification: Certified to HSA guidelines of Health and Safety.
Duration: Approximately 120 Minutes, however you can learn at your own pace and learning can be interrupted at any time. There is a 15 minute visual assessment associated with the Manual Handling Course that is legally required.
Cost: Option 1. You can come to us for brief assessment – €50.

Option 2. The trainer can come to you for the brief assessment – €80.

Short Description: Lessons in this course include;  Instructions and Tutorial, Introduction, My Back, Manual Handling Hazards, Safe Handling, Certification Test.
 Entry Requirements: There are no entry requirements for this course.
Examination All Manual Handling Courses in Ireland legally require a visual assessment so after completing the online course you will need to be visually assessed by one of our Level 6 certified trainers. You may go to one of our training partners for this assessment or one of our trainers will come to you.  The cost is covered in the course price.
Computer Requirements: Our online courses are very easy to use and all you need is a computer with an internet connection. It is recommended that you use a laptop or desktop and have installed Flash Player 8.0 or above. Courses can be taken on a tablet providing you are using a flash enabled browser.
eLearning Benefits: You can take this course anytime, anywhere, 24/7!  You don’t have to complete the course in one sitting.  If you have to leave unexpectedly, or you just want to complete it later it will remember where you left off. You can also learn at your own pace. Learning has never been easier, you can get the course you need today and it’s just a click of a button away.


Manual Handling Regulations

The Manual Handling Regulations require employers to ensure that all employees are trained and competent in Manual Handling.

This course is one of a number of courses online that is available for individuals or organisations seeking a safer workplace.

Fully compliant to HSA guidelines of Health and Safety, our course involves both relevant theory and practical skills. The theory is delivered entirely online which saves you valuable time and money. Unlike other Manual Handling Courses however, our course gives you that extra security whereby the practical workplace-specific skills of the learner are assessed by a FETAC level 6 approved trainer.

Manual Handling is one of the most common causes of injury at work and causes over a third of all workplace injuries. If you haven’t done so already, please complete the course online now.

The course has been developed in conjunction with subject specialists in Ireland and is suitable for training employees in all aspects of Manual Handling.

Our Manual Handling Course is designed to engage you, the learner, with interactive media rich courses and practical simulations. The course also offers you the opportunity to gain a recognised qualification in Manual Handling wherever you are in the Republic of Ireland. This short, intensive and highly interactive course is open to anyone with an interest in a safer working environment.

Our unique course is designed to fit the schedules of working professionals that are seeking the advanced knowledge and skills needed in today’s competitive world. If you are looking to re-enter the labour market then apart from keeping you safe, our Manual Handling Course could very well give you that competitive edge you are looking for.

Our course gives you access to world-class learning, led by industry experts. In fact we have a traditional training partner based in almost every county in Ireland. While we primarily offer Health and Safety Courses, we also have an advanced suite of other courses to ensure you receive the best online training possible. Online training has just got a whole lot easier.

Who Should Take our Manual Handling Course Online?

The training course is aimed at all levels of employees who may undertake Manual Handling operations including lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving thereof either by hand or by bodily force. This includes, but is not limited to, professions such as:

  • Warehouse & factory staff
  • Labourers
  • Delivery personnel
  • Construction workers
  • Office workers
  • Farmhands

What is a Manual Handling Course?

Simple activities such as twisting, reaching, bending and even poor postures at a desk can contribute to an injury occurrence. This can result in a costly disruption both in the workplace and at home. Sign up for our Manual Handling Course today.

Our course uses clever and easy to use technology. If you don’t understand anything at all just give us a ring or use our live chat facility. We won’t bite!

All of our courses including the Manual Handling Course are designed to be taken on any device. All you need is an internet connection to begin your accredited online course.

Another important feature of our course is that it is not video based. Only a Manual Handling Course that uses the best in educational theory can be shortlisted for the best online course. We believe that a training course also needs to be fun, particularly as most people who look for an accredited online course, are doing so because they have to.

Advantages of a Manual Handling Course Online

Courses online are revolutionising the way people learn as it allows you to learn at a time and place that suits you. You no longer have to be in a certain place at a certain time for a period of time and courses online are truly changing the way we learn. Everyone is doing courses online so why not you!

Going back to the classroom can be intimidating so courses online can also be far less intimidating for learners who are not used to or do not like a classroom environment. Simply pick an online course today to grow your knowledge.

Other Benefits of our Manual Handling Course.

Most people prefer courses online as they allow you to learn at your own pace. In a non online training environment, the trainer is going at the pace of the slowest or fastest student in the class. Completing courses online is simply seen as a much better way of learning.

Recent studies have also found that good quality interactive and engaging courses online improve your memory retention by as much as 50%.

Our course allows you to become legally compliant, quicker.

Our Manual Handling Course is Fully Certified.

Each and every learner of our courses must demonstrate their learning to a high level of understanding in order to become certified.

Their practical skills must also be assessed by a FETAC Level 6 trainer. Failure to do so means that you are not properly certified in our eyes or in the eyes of the Health and Safety Authority in Ireland.

All our courses are applicable in the Republic of Ireland and comply with the legal requirements in this jurisdiction.

Free Manual Handling Courses

There are certainly free courses online, but let us tell you, there is no such thing as a free lunch and be aware of what appears too good to be true! A high quality Manual Handling Course recognised by industry experts has a value. What is the point in completing an online course that hasn’t been vetted for appropriate course content.

What we can say however is that our course is more cost effective because less money is spent on travelling, room hire, refreshments, equipment hire, administration, handouts etc.

Is the eLearning Manual Handling Course Reliable?

Our courses will never be cancelled at the last minute. Neither is our courses dependent on a minimum number of students. We also aim to have a 99.9% up time for all our courses online.

Our Manual Handling Course is Naturally more Environmentally Friendly.

All courses online, including our Manual Handling Course are also better for the environment. Studies show that on average, the production and provision of courses online consumed nearly 90 percent less energy, and produced 85 percent fewer CO2 emissions per student than conventional learning.

Is the Manual Handling Course Quicker?

Yes and No. As you take a course online at your own pace, it will take as long or as short as you need it to. The actual length of a course online will also vary from course to course but generally an online course can be completed in 40% less time than in conventional non online training. There are many reasons for this but predominantly courses online don’t waste set up and close down time nor is there time wasted with unnecessary social interaction that happens in a non online training environment..

Is my Insurance Invalidated if my Employees haven’t Completed a Manual Handling Course.

Companies that fail to put their employees through a Manual Handling Course could risk invalidating their insurance in the event of a claim, even if they have taken out a policy.

2015 Wexford Chamber of Commerce Business Awards were delighted to have their online course offering shortlisted in no less than three notable Business Awards in 2015:

  • Wexford eCommerce/Social Media Award
  • Wexford R & D/Innovation Award
  • Wexford Service Provider Award

We were delighted to see such interest in our online training provision and hope to continue our mission to deliver courses online to every corner of Ireland.

As a small business owner, I have a number of people that wish to complete a Manual Handling Course ?

Many customers for our course are small business owners. You are not restricted to buying one online course at a time. All courses online, including our Manual Handling one can be bought in multiples, you can simply mix and match any online course and don’t forget that online discounts do apply for multiple purchases of online training courses.

As a large corporate, I would like a more tailored solution to offering colleagues the Manual Handling Course ?

Our courses are also available through a corporately branded learning management system. This allows you to deliver courses online but it also allows you full control over administration and reporting.

We can tailor our course to your needs or we can build you a complete suite of additional courses from scratch.

Certificates for Manual Handling Course?

Once you are able to show a certain level of competence on the theory of Manual Handling, you will be presented with a passport that demonstrates your level of competence in the theoretical elements only. This passport is then presented to a FETAC Level 6 Trainer who will assess practical workplace-specific skills. On successful completion of both parts then you will be certified and not until then.

For more insights on Manual Handling in Ireland read our blog Don’t Break the Law.

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This online Manual Handling Course is part of the mandatory health and safety training regime for all employees in Ireland and should be taken before starting work in any industry.