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The purpose of this training is to equip the learner with the necessary knowledge and skills to understand the principles and practical importance of moving and handling objects.

Participant Profile: Course is suitable for those who require a formal qualification and skills to be competent in manual handling.

Duration:  Online Training – 2 – 3 hours duration

Practical Assessment: Each learner must complete a practical assessment before certification of this training can achieved.       There are two options available in relation to this assessment:

  • You come to us in Bagenalstown for assessment
  • We come to your premises for assessment – Please note a minimum of 5 or more participants are required for this option

Expiry: 3 years

Course Content:

  • Learners who successfully complete this course will:
  • Be able to define Manual handling
  • Understand the legal aspects of Manual handling
  • Understand the principles of ergonomics and work place assessment
  • Understand the principles of moving and handling
  • Understand the basic structure and function of the spine
  • Be aware of how the spine can be injured
  • Be able to complete risk assessments
  • Understand the importance of fitness and flexibility
  • Demonstrate the principles of moving and handling


Online  – Commence at a time suits you and work at your own pace. Full tutor support available throughout.

Full List of Frequently Asked Questions Click Here:  https://www.barrowtraining.ie/frequently-asked-questions/



Other information: You do not have to complete the online course in one sitting and you can also break it into small chunks if you wish. Should you have to leave the course unexpectedly, it will remember where you were the last time you left it. How long it takes you to complete the online course in Manual Handling really depends on you but 2 hours is a good guideline. The Visual assessment is a further 15 minutes.
Assessment: All Manual Handling Courses in Ireland do legally require a visual assessment so after completing the online course you will need to be visually assessed by one of our Level 6 certified assessors. On successfully completing the online course and passing the visual assessment you will be issued with a certificate.
Resources: The course can be taken at any time and any place so all that is required is an internet connection and a computer. Completing the course will use approximately 130MB of data which is roughly the same as watching a 30 minute YouTube video. You can complete the course on a tablet device. Please ensure you are using the Photon browser.

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