QQI Award Level 6 Manual Handling Instructor

Course Details

  • Safety Solutions OGP
  • 5d
  • Minimum Places 5
    Maximum Places 12
  • QQI Award Level 6 Manual Handling Instructor
    Valid for 10 Years

Course Objective

This training course equips the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to effectively design and deliver manual handling instruction in the workplace.  Learning outcomes are as prescribed by the QQI Award component specification "Instructing Manual Handling - Level 6 (6N0233)".  

The training covers safe manual handling activities in an office environment.  The course provides knowledge of the legislative requirements, manual handling principles and techniques to reduce risks of injury'  Anatomy and ergonomic principles, back care and posture risk factors of back pain, including risk assessment process, current best practice on good handling techniques, practical lifting and movement exercises studies and other topics relevant to office environment.


QQI Award Certificate Level 6

Target Candidates

Individuals identified as responsible for carrying out manual handling risk assessments and providing manual handling instruction to colleagues/employees

Reference To Legislation

This training courses addresses the requirements of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005, Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations, 2007: Part 2 - Chapter 4 Manual Handling of Loads and subsequent updates.


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Due to the practical aspects of the training appropriate clothing is necessary for learners to feel comfortable when carrying out manual handling tasks.

Applicable props for the manual handling to be provided by Safety Solutions. This will be appropriate to the working environment where the training is taking place.

In the event that an outdoor environment is to be used for a practical element of the training, appropriate PPE for the environment would be required. This may be Hi Vis wear, Safety Footwear and Gloves.

Course Agenda

Legislative Requirements and Health Benefit
Applicable legislation including Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005, (relevant sections including General Duties), Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007 Part 2 Chapter 4. 
Guidance from various organisations including the HSA. 

Anatomy and Back Care
Main components of the Musculoskeletal System, in particular the spinal column, discs, ligaments, bones, nerves and muscles. 
Factors relating to back injuries.
Backcare, fitness and flexibility. 

Ergonomic Principles and Risk Assessment
Key ergonomic principles, favorable and unfavorable ergonomic conditions. 
Manual Handling Risk Assessment Process (TILE), applied to applicable work environment(s). 
Various controls to manual handling risk assessments/hazards.
Overview of Manual Handling Equipment

Manual Handling Principles and Techniques
Main principles and techniques for Manual Handling applied to a wide range of tasks such as pushing, pulling, team lifting and to and from various levels and locations. Personal Dynamic Risk Assessment. 
Demonstrate all main principles of Manual Handling and being able to analyze a learners performance in being able to carry out these tasks.

Planning and Design of Manual Handling Training Programme
Developing Manual Handling Training Programmes with associated lesson plans, objectives with all training aids and resources identified. 

Delivery of Manual Handling Training
Delivery of effective Manual Handling Training programmes using a wide range of tools and techniques and managing group dynamics. 
Give effective instruction in practical manual handling techniques.