The course is various locations around the country including Waterford. St John Ambulance can also teach in-house at business premises if this is more suitable.
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, etc.
- 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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