QQI Level 6 – Manual Handling Instructor Training

On completion of this course trainees would be a qualified Manual Handling Instructor

Presenters: Delivered by a qualified Manual Handling Instructor (who is also a qualified trainer and a Member of Institute of Occupational Safety and Health) and a registered physiotherapist, with a background in training.

The purpose of this course is to:

  • To enable the learners to explain the main components of relevant health and safety legislation.
  • To understand the main components of the spinal column.
  • Enable the learner to Instruct on theory and techniques of safe Manual Handling.
  • To enable the learner to conduct manual handling task risk assessments related to various organisation needs.
  • To enable the learner to gain the knowledge about recommended preventative, measures in order to eliminate or reduce the associated risk of injury while carrying out manual handling tasks.
  • To enable the learner to identify ergonomic risks and recommended control measures.
  • To enable the learner to develop skills for the lifting and handling of loads safely.
  • To analyse the learners performance of manual handling techniques.
  • To enable learners to develop skills to understand adult learning principles
  • To enable the learner to prepare suitable instructional Manual Handling Courses for relevant work places.
  • To enable learners identify that learning principles are understood.
  • To enable the learner to conform with the guidance on Manual Handling training laid down by the H.S.A.


Who Should Attend

This programme is open to all learners, specifically those who have a responsibility in Health & Safety within their work environment either operational and/or services training. Some learners may have past experience in delivering training or safety solutions to industry or they maybe acting within a safety capacity in a business.