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Manual Handling

Courses on Manual Handling Now Available

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Manual Handling Training in Wicklow, Ireland

Chartered Physiotherapist Niamh Coffey was awarded Fetac Level 6 Manual Handling Instructor with Distinction in November 2016. This means Niamh is qualified to teach correct Manual Handling techniques in the workplace. It is a LEGAL REQUIREMENT for Employers to provide Manual Handling Training to Employees every 3 years to reduce the risk of back pain and musculoskeletal injuries.

Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007, Part 2, Chapter 4, Manual Handling of Loads’, states that staff engaged in manual handling must be trained to handle loads safely.

Anyone whose work includes manual handling activities, the transporting or supporting loads that include lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving a load that involves risk of back injury should be trained in correct manual handling techniques.

Manual Handling Course Outline

Niamh Coffey Physiotherapy offers comprehensive training to promote safe practices and reduce the risk of injuries. Invest in the well-being of your workforce with our practical training sessions. The Manual Handling course is designed for all individuals involved in work, including lifting and moving goods.

Manual Handling Training Duration

3 hours

Manual Handling Training Aim

This course aims to teach participants safe manual handling techniques and practices in the workplace and to provide them with the knowledge to reduce the risk of musculoskeletal injuries in their working environment.

Manual Handling Training Objectives

Understand and recite the legislation regarding the practice of safe manual handling in the workplace.

  • Have sufficient knowledge of the anatomy of the spine
  • Understand back pain and the causes of back pain in the workplace
  • Identify good and bad postures for manual handling in the workplace
  • Explain the benefits of fitness and flexibility to be able to carry out correct manual handling techniques
  • Identify possible hazards to safe manual handling and be able to carry out a risk assessment in the workplace, TILE
  • Have knowledge and be able to outline the eight principles of manual handling techniques
  • Be able to practice five manual handling techniques correctly
  • Manual Handling Course Content

  • Introduction, aims and objectives of the course
  • Legislation
  • Anatomy of the Spinal Column
  • Posture and causes of back pain
  • Fitness and Flexibility
  • Ergonomics and Risk Assessment in Workplace, TILE
  • Practice 5 Manual Handling techniques
  • Summary, Questions and Answers
  • Written Questionnaire
  • All courses will be individually tailored towards the specific workplace. Contact Niamh for any queries and a quote. We can offer competitive prices based on number of people attending the course.

    Advantages of Niamh Coffey Physiotherapy in your Workplace

  • Niamh has 11 years of experience treating Musculoskeletal Injuries, including common work-related injuries such as neck and back pain and repetitive strain injuries such as tennis elbow.
  • Local businesses and can be called on at short notice for Training, Assessments or Physiotherapy Treatment.
  • Can provide reports on treatment and liaise closely with HR departments
  • Can provide Return to Work Rehabilitation Programmes to Employees
  • Can offer services at discount rates for companies
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