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Manual Handling Course Kilkenny

MKD safety provide training courses for Manual Handling in Kilkenny and nationwide

  • 1-2-1 €60
  • Group Discounts  2 - 7  trainees €50 eachManual Handling Kilkenny
  • Class of 12 €350
  • Day Rates (2 courses up to 24 trainees) €500
  • 3 Hour Course
  • 3 Year Certificate
  • Short notice/ no booking required
  • Same day/evening courses available
  • On-site at your premises if required
  • Certificate issued same day
  • Courses available anytime from 7am daily, evenings and weekends

MKD Health & Safety Manual Handling Course is an action learning/interactive class and is made up of eight modules, with slide shows, props and some physical participation. The action learning class involves constant assessment with a practical skills demonstration and written test to complete the training. Attendees should wear loose clothing for the practical demonstration at the end of the course. The 3 hour course delivered by our QQI Level 6 Instructor includes:

  • What is Manual Handling, Why do we need training? image of man lifting box in Manual Handling course Kilkenny
  • Legislation – Legal Requirements
  • Anatomy & Backcare
  • Biomechanics
  • Ergonomic Principles & Risk Assessment
  • Mechanical Equipment
  • Fitness & Flexibility
  • Principles of Safe Moving
  • Skills Demonstration
  • Successful trainees will receive a certificate valid for 3 years.

Duties of the Employer

It is the duty of employers to provide:

  • Safe Place of Work
  • Safe Access & Egress
  • Safe Systems of Work
  • Safe Plant and machinery
  • PPE 
  • Training 
  • Manual Handling Risk Assessment 
  • Supervision

Duties of the Employee

It is the duty of employees to:

  • Keep workplace tidy and exits clear
  • Follow procedures
  • Use machinery correctly
  • Report defects
  • Wear PPE
  • Attend training courses provided
  • Not to endanger yourself or others

Manual Handling of Loads Regulation

There are four Key Requirements:
  • Avoidance of Manual Handling
  • Reduction of Manual Handling
  • Risk Assessment of Manual Handling Tasks
  • Provision of Instruction and training for relevant employees

 General Principles of Prevention

  • Assess the risk
  • Avoid the need for manual handling
  • Eliminate
  • Automate
  • Mechanise
  • Reduce Risk
Manual Handling Course Kilkenny €50