Manual Handling (FETAC) LEVEL 6
MI Safety and Training Services provides clients with a full manual handling course in Kerry.
Our courses are designed to provide employees with the skills and knowledge necessary to minimise the risk of injury while conducting manual handling.
The course is concerned with making participates aware of the consequences of lifting incorrectly.
Our course – which can be taken in our dedicated facility or at the learner’s place of work – helps the learner identify possible injury risks, along with preparing them for how to lift objects properly.
For additional information on our kerry based manual handling course, get in contact with MI Safety and Training Services today.
Our manual handling course covers:
The fundamentals of proper manual handling
The importance of following the correct procedure
The anatomy of the human spine and the fundamentals of human movement
Correct and proper manual handling techniques
Risks of pushing and pulling, if applicable
Correct manual handling techniques
The manual handling of pallets
For additional information in the areas covered in our accredited manual handling courses, get in contact with MI Safety and Training Services today.
Manual Handling Training FAQs
How often should refresher manual handling training be delivered?
There is no set requirement, but it is recommended that refresher training should be provided at intervals not more than every three years or where there is a change in work practices resulting in the introduction of a new system of work related to manual handling or use of equipment to handled loads.
What is meant by a registered training provider?A registered training provider is an individual, or a company/organisation, which has agreed their quality assurance procedures with the QQI and is registered with the QQI to provide training courses that lead to FETAC award.
Does online Manual Handling Training constitute appropriate manual handling training?
The Health and Safety Authority prepared Manual Handling Training Guidance and a framework for Manual Handling Training in Ireland. (i.e. The FETAC Level 6 Manual Handling/People Handling Standards).
As part of this guidance the FETAC Level 6 was the level agreed for manual handling instructors and systems are in place for instructors to achieve this qualification.
Manual Handling Training at workplace level should be delivered by a FETAC Level 6 Manual Handling Instructor
Can manual handling training be delivered by a person in-house?
Yes, however requirement is that Manual Handling Training at workplace level should be delivered by a FETAC Level 6 Manual Handling Instructor. This can be an external or an in-house instructor
Is manual handling compulsory?
Manual handling training is not mandatory for all staff. Manual Handling Regulations only apply to a work activity that ‘by reason of its characteristics or of unfavourable ergonomic conditions, involves risk, particularly of back injury, to employees.’ A worker who only lifts light loads at waist height, for example, would not be at risk.
However, where manual handling does involve a risk of injury the employer needs to act. A third of all workplace injuries reported to the HSA are caused by manual handling activities, and those injuries are a leading cause of work disability.
The first option should be to remove or reduce the need for manual handling. Here’s some guidance explaining how that can be done. Just providing training will not reduce injury rates and will not protect anyone. Manual handling training needs to be specific and relevant to the tasks involved.
Your insurance company may require all staff to be trained for insurance purposes.
Check it with them!