MANUAL HANDLING INSTRUCTION REFRESHER TRAINING COURSE
The Manual Handling Instructor Refresher course will refresh your knowledge, skills and competence in delivering manual handling training in the workplace as a Manual Handling Instructor
This Manual Handling Instructors Refresher Course is intended for fully qualified Manual Handling Instructors and assessors. When an instructor needs to refresh their instructional and assessor skills this is the course for you. It is best practice for the participant to complete the manual handling instruction refresher course every three years, but at least every five years.
COVID-19 Advice to Employers Around Manual Handling Training
Health & Safety Authority:
“No exemptions or relaxation of the legislative requirements in respect of the statutory requirements under the Safety, Health & Welfare at Work Act 2005 or it’s associated Regulations are in place at this current time, however, the Health and Safety Authority recognise this is a fluid situation, and we are keeping matters under review.
The Authority recognises that employers, as a result of national measures to prevent the spread of COVID 19, may find it challenging to source training courses or competent persons to provide the required training in the current circumstances. Notwithstanding any such difficulties, employers are reminded of their general duty to ensure, so far as reasonably practicable, the safety health and welfare at work of their employees and also others who may be present at the place of work. Employers are reminded of the need to take all measures, so far as reasonably practicable, to that end.
Employers need to take appropriate organisational measures or use the appropriate means to avoid the need for manual handling which involves risk. Where manual handling involves risk that cannot be avoided, employers need to take appropriate organisational measures, use appropriate means or provide employees with such means to reduce the risk involved.
Every effort should be made so far as reasonably practicable to continue to provide manual handling training for employees as necessary with particular consideration to be given to prioritising the delivery of training for those staff who are most at risk. Up to date public health advice on preventing the spread of COVID-19 will need to be taken account of when providing training. Detailed public health advice and information is available on the Department of Health, HSE and Health Protection Surveillance Centre websites.”
(Health & Safety Authority Website, 11th May 2020), VIEW.
Available as an Onsite Course
Available as a Public Course
This comprehensive programme will assist participants in revision of both theory and practicals of the manual handling instruction programme. An intensive and interactive course which will the leaner with the knowledge, skill and competence to effectively evaluate delivery of their manual handling training programme and enhance their skills.
- Legislation Requirements and Health Benefit
- Anatomy and Back Care
- Ergonomics Principles and Risk Assessments
- Manual Handling Principles and Techniques
- Planning and Design of Manual Handling Training Programmes
- Delivery of Manual Handling Training
Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 & associated General Application Regulations 2007.
Regulation 68 of the 2007 regulations defines ‘manual handling of loads’ as: ‘any transporting or supporting of a load by one or more employees and includes lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying, or moving a load, which, by reason of its characteristics or of unfavourable ergonomic conditions, involves risk, particularly of back injury, to employees.’
Regulation 69(a) of the 2007 Regulations
- Under common law the employer has duty of care to employees to provide:
- An employer must ensure that the workplace and environment of work are reasonably safe for the employee.
- An employer must ensure that the plant and equipment provided are safe and must also ensure that plant and equipment are maintained (e.g. inspection, tests must be undertaken as per manufacturer’s recommendations.
- An employer must ensure the system of work is safe.
- An employer must ensure that all employees are aware of their duties in relation to the safety, health and welfare of their colleagues.
Employers have duties imposed upon them to take appropriate measures or suitable means to avoid the need for manual handling of loads, example mechanical equipment. Manual handling often cannot be avoided, therefore, employers must look as measures to reduce the risk involved in the manual handling of loads.
A maximum of 12 participants can attend each Manual Handling Instruction Refresher training session.
However, public courses can vary from a 1-2 full days in duration.
Course Entry Requirements
Participants must have a valid Accredited manual handling instruction certificate. The course needs to be have been completed no more than 5 years ago.
We require a copy from each participant’s previous certification minimum prior to attending the course.
There are no special site requirements associated with this course.
Public Course Dates
The Manual Handling Instruction Certificate does not have a defined expiry date but this doesn’t mean you don’t need to do a refresher course.