Our Manual Handling Training Course ensure you and your employees stay safe on the job.

Key Considerations:

  • The Manual Handling course provided by RFC Security is designed to instruct employees in the theory and practice of safe manual handling.
  • To comply with Part 4 Chapter 2 of the “General Application Regulation Regulations 2007, Manual Handling of Loads”, which states that staff engaged in manual handling must be given training in the safe manual handling of loads.
  • The training course can also be delivered at your premises at any time.

Course Dates: This course runs monthly, please contact us for next date
Course Time: 10.00 AM – 13.00 PM.
Course Duration: 3 hours
Training Venue: Unit A6, Swords Enterprise Park, Feltrim Road, Swords, Co. Dublin, K67 AC91.
Participants per course: Maximum of 12 participants.

Additional Information

DVD and laptop/projector presentation are used. Notes on safe Manual Handling are provided for each participant.

Special Instructions For This Course

Course participants should wear loose fitting comfortable clothing (trousers) and closed toe shoes. Any special needs/requirements should be identified at time of booking.

Manual Handling Training Course Objectives

On completion of this Manual Handling course participants will be able to:

  • Recognise a load which is too heavy or awkward.
  • Understand the limitations of the spine and muscular system.
  • Conduct a manual handling risk assessment.
  • Lift and handle loads safely.
  • Dangers of careless and unskilled methods.
  • Manual handling legislation.
  • Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment.
  • Principles of levers and laws of motion.
  • Anatomy of the spine and muscular system.
  • How the body is harmed through incorrect manual handling techniques.
  • Practice in safe manual handling of loads to include:-.
    • Lifting to and from ground level.
    • Lifting to and from a height.
    • Lifting to and from a Bench.
    • Team Lifting.
    • Pushing.
    • Pulling.
    • Lifting bags/sacks or other loads appropriate to the workplace.
  • Importance of physical fitness.
  • Personal protective equipment.
  • How to handle loads safely.
  • RFC Security is a FETAC registered training provider and all instructors are qualified trainers having achieved Level 6 in the National Framework of Qualifications.
  • All course instructors are qualified security consultants having worked in the security industry for decades, both in Ireland and abroad.
  • Terry Conlon is our training Director, with 20 years experience in the security industry both in operations & training, Terry is a qualified security industry trainer, manual handling instructor, fire instructor & world host facilitator. Terry is the lead trainer for this program.

Who Should Attend:

Any-one whose work includes Manual Handling activities i.e. the transporting or supporting of loads that includes lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving of heavy or awkward loads, where those activities are likely to lead to back injury.


Theory test, followed by a practical assessment of safe manual handling lifting.

Refresher Training And Certification Validity Period

Refresher training is recommended at intervals not greater than 3 years.

Manual Handling Certification

RFC Training Academy Manual Handling Certificates are awarded to all participants upon successful completion of course.