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Programme Outcomes

Gain the necessary knowledge and skills to understand the principles and practical importance of moving, handling objects and lifting people.

  1. Be able to define Manual handling/ people handling
  2. Understand the legal aspects of Manual handling & People Handling
  3. Understand the principles of ergonomics and work place assessment
  4. Understand the principles of moving and handling
  5. Understand the basic structure and function of the spine
  6. Be aware of how the spine can be injured
  7. Be able to complete risk assessments
  8. Understand the importance of fitness and flexibility
  9. Demonstrate the principles of moving and handling
  10.  All participants will be assessed in moving and handling policy
  11. Participants will be assessed in practical moving and handling tasks
  12. Lifting a load from the floor/bench/height
  13. Pushing/Pulling
  14. Team Lift


Entry Requirement: A strong level of spoken English required.
Assessment: Each participant will be taught, practice and demonstrate manual and people handling actions.
Tutor Profile: All tutors are highly qualified Manual and People Handling Instructors.
Support: A range of accommodations and supports are available according to specific learner needs. One to one support available from tutor throughout the course.
Resources: Learners receive a comprehensive resource pack that can be used as a reference during and after the course.
Booking Process & Fee: Booking Form available by email to admin@barrowtraining.ie.
Refresher: Successful learners must complete a manual and people handling refresher within 3 years in order to maintain their Manual and People Handling certificate.


  1. Stacey November 3, 2017 at 3:50 pm - Reply

    Hi i am interested in applying for this course. I would be funded by Intro and would just like to know how do i go about doing this with yourselves?

    Thank You

    • Barrow Training November 3, 2017 at 5:10 pm - Reply

      Thanks Stacey, email sent to you now!

  2. Aine strahan January 10, 2018 at 9:51 am - Reply

    Hi I’m interested in refreshing my manual handling as for it’s out of date I will be paying full cost myself if you could let me know if there is space I would really appreciate it

    • Barrow Training January 10, 2018 at 11:57 am - Reply

      Hi Aine, many thanks for your comment. Email sent to you now!

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