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Manual Handling Instructor

This course is designed for organisations that require their own in-house manual handling instructor. This five day course is highly interactive and it satisfies the legal requirement that, where necessary manual handling must be taught by a qualified person.

Who should attend?

Those wishing to become manual handling instructors and assessors

On completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Assess the relative safety or danger of manual handling tasks
  • Recommend preventative measures which can reduce the risk of injury
  • Lift and handle loads safely
  • Identify ergonomic risks and recommend control measures
  • Instruct others on the theory and techniques of safe manual handling

Course Programme:

  • Legal aspects of manual handling
  • Manual Handling Regulations 2007
  • Anatomy
  • Instructional Skills
  • Presentation by participants
  • Manual Handling accidents
  • Manual Handling risk assessment
  • Practical and Theoretical exam

Course Manual:

Manual Handling Instructor Course comes with a comprehensive training folder, which proves an excellent source of reference after completion of course.

Training Methodology:

The course is highly participative and interactive. Participants practice the techniques of instruction as well as those of safe manual handling. Syndicate exercises, demonstrations and ergonomic assessments also form a major part of the programme.

Overheads, Videos and class exercises will be used during both the instructional skills and practical aspects of the programme.


QQI Level 6 Certificates will be awarded to those participants who reach the required level of competence. Participants will be certified as Instructors.
All candidates receive a CD containing all the required handout material for their presentations.

Duration: 5 Days
Participants: 10 max

For more information on Manual Handling Instructor courses contact Carraig Safety Consultants
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