Course Objectives

This certified online Manual Handling training course is given in accordance with the guidelines of the Safety Health and Welfare Act, Manual Handling of loads regulations (General Applications) 2007 which covers the anatomy, the spinal column, related spinal injuries, risk assessment, correct manual handling techniques and the importance of good posture and fitness levels.

Course Content

  1. Instructions and Tutorial
  2. Introduction
  3. My Back
  4. Manual Handling Hazards
  5. Safe Handling
  6. Theory Test


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. Book your assessment by phoning (+353) 1-623-5908. Approved assessment centres are Dublin only, Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. On successfully completing the online course and passing the visual assessment you will be issued with a certificate.


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 Chrome browser.

Course Certification

The Manual Handling certificate is valid for 3 years.

Course Duration and Delivery

Online Training 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 this online course really depends on you but 2h is a good guideline. The Visual assessment is a further 15 minutes in an approved assessment center.