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Under the Health and Safety at Work Act, it is the duty of an employer to ensure no employee is put at risk while manually handling a load. Under the Act, it is a requirement that employees are trained in how to safely handle loads without mechanical assistance.

Course Content

Manual handling and the law
Anatomy and biomechanics of the spine and muscles
Fitness for the task
Manual handling hazards
Manual handling techniques and practice at applying these techniques
How to deal with unfamiliar loads
Appropriate clothing and footwear while handling load

Contact Details

Florentine Loughney,
FL Safety Training Ltd,
11 Durham Road, Sandymount,
Dublin 4.
Email: flo@flsafetytraining.ie
Phone: 086 8179759