This four hour course equips participants with correct manual handling techniques to lift and carry loads with reduced risk of injury. The course meets the requirements of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act, (General Application) Regulations 2007 (SI No. 299 of 2007).
This course is suitable for anyone whose tasks include lifting, carrying, pushing or transporting objects e.g. boxes, crates, barrels, kegs,
The course is run at St. John premises in Dublin and at other locations around the country. St John Ambulance can also teach in-house at clients premises if this is more suitable.
Manual Handling defined
8 principles of lifting
Anatomy and structures of the spine
Posture when lifting
Priorities of First Aid
Correct lifting techniques
What is it and how can it prevent injury
What is a Risk Assessment?
How to carry out a Risk Assessment
The course is tested through skills demonstrations and a multiple choice assessment.
Successful participants are issued with a St John Ambulance certificate which is valid for 2 years.
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