Manual Handling

Health & Safety Training

Manual Handling

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, avoiding injuries to themselves and others.  On successful completion trainees will receive a Renewables Academy Certificate of Training.


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 techniques, 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.)

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this course please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Tel: 053 9121929 or email


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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