Manual Handling Instructor Refresher Training Course


Target Audience: 

This one-day course is designed for QQI Level 6 certified Manual Handling instructors who wish to update and refresh their current knowledge and skills in order to keep updated with latest developments. The Health & Safety Authority recommend that continuous professional development (CPD) is important for instructors to maintain their competence and to remain up to date with ongoing developments in the area of manual handling. This course fulfills this recommendation

This comprehensive training course covers all the aspects of instructing manual handling. This is a highly interactive course and will equip participants with the knowledge, skill and competence to effectively deliver manual handling training in the workplace. Participants are trained in both instructional skills techniques as well as the theoretical and practical aspects of manual handling.

The programme is particularly helpful for FETAC/ QQI certified Manual Handling Instructors who have not been actively involved in the delivery of training within their workplace and therefore feel uncomfortable to do so without additional help


Course Outcomes:

On successful completion of this course, participants will refresh the knowledge and skills required to comply with continuous professional development and to continue delivering Manual Handling training.


Course Content:

Update on current Legislation Requirements 

Anatomy and Back Care

Ergonomics Principles and Risk Assessment process

Manual Handling Principles and Techniques

Demonstration and practice of a range of relevant manual handling techniques 

Problem solving of handling tasks

Planning and Design of Manual Handling Training Programmes

Delivery of Manual Handling Training


Duration: 1 day


Certification: A Manual Handling Instructor Refresher Certificate is issued to all successful participants valid for 5 years


Limited Places:  Places are limited, so early booking is advised.


Important: Please note this is not a RPL course. This course is specifically for those who hold a FETAC/QQI certificate in manual handling instruction. 

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