Technical Training

Manual Handling Instructor

Objectives

Delivered virtually over 4 days 09.30 - 4.30, via blending learning.

Content includes

Legislative Requirements and Health Benefit
  • Anatomy and Back Care
  • Ergonomic Principles and Risk Assessment
  • Manual Handling Principles and Techniques
  • Planning and Design of Manual Handling Training Programmes
  • Delivery of Manual Handling Training
1 Legislative Requirements and Health Benefit
  • 1.1 Explain the main components of relevant health and safety legislation and guidance documents to include thecurrent manual handling of loads regulations, principles of prevention as outlined in the current Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act and relevant guidance from government and professional bodies
  • 1.2 Evaluate the health and organisational benefits of an integrated approach to the management of manual handling to include development of a manual handling policy, staff consultation, risk assessment, implementation of appropriate controls and relevant training
2 Anatomy and Back Care
  • 2.1 Define the maincomponents of the spinal column to include discs, ligaments, bones joints, nerves and muscles
  • 2.2 Explain the main risk factors for back injuries related to manual handling to include how these injuries commonly occur
  • 2.3 Describe current concepts of back care to include good back posture at home and work, awareness of the importance of being fit and flexible, working within their capabilities and taking personal responsibility for good back care

3 Ergonomic Principles and Risk Assessment
  • 3.1 Describe the concepts of ergonomics to include a description of key ergonomic principles for workplace design and unfavourable ergonomic condition as detailed in the schedule to the current manual handling of loads regulation
  • 3.2 Explain the manual handling riskassessment process through the use of manual handling case studies or scenarios
  • 3.3 Describe a range of controls to avoid and reduce the risk of injuries to include a critical analysis of a range of manual handling equipment

4 Manual Handling Principles and Techniques
  • 4.1 Apply the main principles of manual handling to a range of manual handling tasks with particular emphasis on the need to carry out a personal or dynamic risk assessment to determine if the load can be handled safely
  • 4.2 Carry out a range of appropriate manual handling techniques to include lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, supporting or putting down of a load by one or more persons 4.3 Analyse the learners performance of manual handling techniques
  • 5 Planning and Design of Manual Handling Training Programmes
  • 5.1 Develop manual handling training programmes to include lesson plans with clear objectives, appropriate material and aids to support learning and strategies to motivate changes in manual handling practice
  • 5.2 Identify the necessary organisational resources needed to plan and support the delivery of effective manual handling training programmes

6 Delivery of Manual Handling Training
  • 6.1 Deliver effective manual handling training programmes using a range of tools and techniques including managing group dynamics
  • 6.2 Demonstrate understanding of adult learning principles and the need for effective communication skills
  • 6.3 Give effective instruction in practical manual handling techniques

Who should attend

Individuals who wish to become certified manual handling instructors in their organisation.

Qualification

QQI Level 6. Each learner will also receive a comprehensive course pack which can be used as a reference and resource guide throughout the course

Upcoming dates:

Location
Dates

Virtual - online, Online
21, 28, July 20214 11 August 2021
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Course

Manual Handling Instructor

Training Days

4 days

Training Location

Available nationally, based on demand

Course Cost

IMDA Skillnet Member: €270
Non-member rate: €425
* Cost quoted per person

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