Manual Handling Instructor Training Course

By: Occupational Physiotheraphy Solutions (OPS)  12/05/2011
Keywords: Back Pain, occupational health, health and safety training

This is a FETAC level 6 Manual Handling instructors course. It is a five-day course delivered in two modules over three weeks and is suitable for ten participants. We provide this course for organisations who wish to train a group of employees to be manual handling instructors. Successful participants will receive a FETAC level 6 award in ‘Manual Handling Instruction’.

The main aim of the manual handling instructor-training course is to provide the participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to develop and deliver effective training courses in manual handling in the workplace.

Course participants should preferably be in a supervisory or management role in their work area in order to have the authority and credibility to deliver effective training courses and to facilitate change in handling practices when necessary.

They should have good communication skills and be interested in doing the course.

The course content covers all the topics required to achieve the learning outcomes in the FETAC standard ‘Instructing Manual Handling’ and includes:

  • Information on relevant health and safety legislation
  • Information on the structure and function of the back and on how to keep the back healthy
  • Information on how injuries may occur and on how to prevent injuries occurring
  • The relevance of ergonomics to manual handling tasks
  • Manual handling assessments and implementation of control measures
  • Principles of safer handling
  • Practical inanimate handling techniques
  • Problem solving skills for more complex handling tasks
  • Use of a range of manual handling equipment
  • Presentation/Instructional skills

Each participant will receive a comprehensive set of course notes and a sample training presentation CD.

Keywords: Back Pain, health and safety training, occupational health

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