Manual Handling Training

Health & Safety Training

Manual Handling Training

Manual Handling

Duration: ½ day

Venue: Renewables Academy at Wexford Training Centre

Certification: Renewables Academy (Valid for 3 years)


This course is designed to enable trainees to carry out manual handling in the working environment in a safe manner.


The objectives of the course are such that, on completion, delegates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of the importance of carrying out work duties in a safe and sound manner in accordance with the legislative requirements
  • Identify aspects of their job tasks that could increase a worker’s risk of developing muscular/ skeletal injuries
  • Demonstrate understanding of safe practices of Manual Handling, including the correct handling of equipment.
  • Identify signs and symptoms of injuries related to poor Manual Handling techniques and have knowledge of reporting methods
  • Demonstrate a problem solving approach to Manual Handling in a typical work environment
  • Demonstrate Manual Handling risk reduction techniques

What you get

The course takes place in the classroom and contains a mix of theory lessons and practical exercises. The course covers:

  • Introduction
  • Legislation and regulation
  • Risks and hazards – Risks and hazards in the work environment
  • Spinal anatomy and posture – Muscular skeletal injuries spinal anatomy and posture, shoulder anatomy, symptom awareness, reporting method
  • Planning lifts – T.I.L.E. principle
  • Risk control and lifting techniques – Further control measures, safe lifting techniques
  • Behavioral safety – Consequences of incorrect manual handling, causes of injuries
  • Scenario-based training – Practice in safe lifting techniques

Successful delegates will receive a Renewables Academy Certificate of training.

(Successful completion involves passing a short, multiple-choice written exam and satisfactory assessment of the delegate during the practical exercises.)


We offer a wide range of industry approved safety training.

We deliver the full range of GWO Basic Safety Training courses at our premises in Wexford which has a purpose built wind turbine for practical exercises allowing technicians to experience training as close to reality as possible.

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