Manual Handling Instructor Course

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Manual Handling Instructor Course aim:Manual Handling Instructor Course

The aim of this Manual Handling Instructor course is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to effectively design and deliver manual handling instruction in the workplace.

Manual Handling Instructor Course objectives:

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

  • Explain the main components of relevant manual handling health and safety legislation
  • Define the main components of the spinal column
  • Explain the main risk factors for back injuries related to manual handling
  • Describe the concepts of ergonomics in relation to manual handling
  • Explain the manual handling risk assessment process
  • To be able to carry out manual handling risk assessments
  • Describe a range of controls to avoid and reduce the risk of manual handling injuries
  • Apply the main principles of inanimate manual handling to a range of manual handling tasks
  • Analyse the learners performance of manual handling techniques
  • Develop inanimate manual handling training courses
  • Deliver effective manual handling training courses
  • Demonstrate understanding of adult learning principles
  • Give effective instruction in practical manual handling techniques

Manual Handling Instructor Course location:

This course is delivered through Zoom.

Manual Handling Instructor Content 

Unit 1 Legislative requirements for manual handling
Unit 2 Anatomy, back care and Health Benefits
Unit 3 Ergonomic principles and manual handling risk assessment
Unit 4 Manual handling principles and techniques
Unit 5 Planning and design of manual handling training courses
Unit 6 Delivery of manual handling training courses

Manual Handling Instructor entry requirements

Learners should have a good command of English both verbal and written. They should have basic IT skills such as use of email, word processing (Word) and Presentation software (Powerpoint) and Zoom. They must has good broadband access and a laptop/ tablet with microphone and speakers. This can be tested prior to the course commencement.

Manual Handling Instructor Course Structure:

The course is delivered and assessed over 5 days. There is an option to attend and be assessed completely over Zoom. Learners must be present online for the fully duration. They are expected to actively engage in the course through completion of polls and responding to questions.

Day 1 Morning: Manual Handling Basic Course Theory. Afternoon: Manual handling Basic Course Practical Sessions

Day 2 Morning Manual Handling Delivery Theory. Afternoon: Manual Handling Skills Demonstration.

Day 3 Morning Manual Handling Training, Delivery & Evaluation: Afternoon: Manual Handling Skills Practice.

Day 4 & 5 (Morning) Manual Handling Handling Theory Delivery and Skills Demonstration Assessment

Day 5 Afternoon:  Manual Handling Instructor Examination.

QQI Level 6 Manual Handling Instructor Course Assignments & Time Commitment 

Learners will need to complete a number of assignments.

Manual Handling Risk Assessment on a manual handling task (Brief & template provided) of 750 words. Allow 2 hours to complete and due on final day.

Lesson Plan for allocated topic (template provided). Allow I hour for completion and due on the final day of the course.

Preparation of topic for 15 minute presentation.  Allow 2 hours for this preparation. Delivered on day 4 of the course.

Study for Manual Handling Exam (20 short questions). Allow 2 hours for study. Completed on day 5 of the course.

Training Delivery Location

This course is delivered completely over Zoom.

Technical Support

If learners have any academic IT issues they can contact the trainer by email or from 9.00 until 5 Monday to Friday. They can also contact outside these hours in the cause of urgent issues.

In successful completion of this course learners will receive a Qualtec Manual Handling Instructor Certificate.

Why complete this course?

It is a requirements of the Protection against Risk of Back Injuries at Workplaces Regulations 2003 issued by the Ministry of Justice and Home Affairs, Malta that workers are trained in Manual Handling


Options for progression include completing some of our other Instructor courses such as Working at Heights Instructor course, Fire Safety Instructor course, DSE Assessor course or Infection Control Instructor course.

Why Qualtec?

Experience. We are delivering this course for the last 15 years and have trained over 1,000 learners. We were one of the first companies to be approved to deliver this course.

Satisfaction. We get great feedback on this course. Check out the testimonials below. People come away feeling competent to deliver it. We provide a money back guarantee! If you are not satisfied after the first day we will refund the course fee!!!

Price. We are competitively priced. There may be cheaper out there. However we offer value for money.

Competence. All of our trainers are fully qualified to deliver this course. We use both qualified Health & Safety trainers and Physiotherapists.

Resources. On completion of this course learners will be registered on our elearning centre. In this they will have access to our PowerPoint presentation, guides, videos and useful links.



“It was a very enjoyable (Manual Handling Instructor) Course. Thank you.” Philip Niland, SAP Landscapes

“The (Manual Handling Instructor) Course was great and really happy with it. I will recommend it to others.” Natalia Lipinska, Celestica

“The (Manual Handling Instructor) Course was very well explained and delivered by the trainer. Colin Roycroft, Debenhams

“I enjoyed the (Manual Handling Instructor) Course and learned a lot. Good fun and great interaction.” John Hughes, JMH Services

“Sean and Shane were great. I really enjoyed the (Manual Handling Instructor) Course and loved the supportive atmosphere everyone gave. I felt very supported by the instructors to constantly improve and the feedback was always given in a very respectful way.” Chelsea Somerville, Debenhams

“I enjoyed the (Manual Handling Instructor) Course very much.” Danny Ruddy, Abbott Diabetic Care

“The (Manual Handling Instructor) Course was really efficient and productive with regards to the techniques, personal skills and practice.” Monika Giryczuk, CCS Cleaning Services

“The trainer did an excellent job and the (Manual Handling Instructor) Course was very good.” Bartosz Majewski, CCS Cleaning Services

“I thought the trainer and the content were excellent.” David Quinn, CCS Cleaning Services

“I would recommend this (Manual Handling Instructor) Course to everyone. The Instructor was very professional and made the (Manual Handling Instructor) Course interesting.” Magdalena Witkowska, CCS Cleaning Services



“The (Manual Handling Instructor) Course was greatly explained and we were walked through it. Very enjoyable.” Declan Healy, Dawn Meats

“I was very happy with the (Manual Handling Instructor) Course.” Gordon McCartney, Westlift

“It was an excellent (Manual Handling Instructor) Course.” Julia Janska, Kings Laundry

“Excellent (Manual Handling Instructor) Course and excellent facilitators. They made you feel comfortable and took away the fear I had when starting.” Hazel Corrigan, Codd Mushrooms

“The instructors are all very encouraging and very good at building confidence.” Mairead Bracken,

“Qualtec are good at making training fun while interesting and relevant at the same time.” Michael Naughton

“Overall a great and enjoyable (Manual Handling Instructor) Course.” Catherine Dooley, DPD Ireland

“Excellent (Manual Handling Instructor) Course.” Derek Mulhall, Milish Foods


“Very enjoyable. Both trainers were very good and made the (Manual Handling Instructor) Course enjoyable.” Ray Shelly, Richard Nolan Civil Engineering Ltd.

“Perfect!” Katarzyna Kacprzak, CPL Recruitment

“Confident and very good level of knowledge. The (Manual Handling Instructor) Course was not as intense as other (Manual Handling Instructor) Courses, you can have a joke or two.” Adam Conroy, Folens Publishers

“The order of the (Manual Handling Instructor) Course made sense and assisted participants to finish successfully. Sean and Conor were very approachable.” Geraldine Keane, Caremark

“Very enjoyable (Manual Handling Instructor) Course that was delivered excellently.” Chloe Freehill, Osprey Hotel

“Very efficient and well planned professional (Manual Handling Instructor) Course.” Emma Boyce, Maynooth University

“Excellent (Manual Handling Instructor) Course. The instructors were excellent and Conor was very supportive of a nervy student. Thanks.” Don McGuinness, Irish Flexible PKG Ltd.

“I felt the (Manual Handling Instructor) Course was excellent from start to finish.” John Dalton, Co. Wexford Community Workshop

MHI Dec 17

“Thank you, it was really informative and enjoyable with lots of tips and ideas.” Edward O’Donnell, Actavo

“Good Interaction with the class, very knowledgeable on the subject matter. I would recommend this (Manual Handling Instructor) Course to any of my work mates.” John Greer

“The facilitator was great and made the session enjoyable and interactive.” John McNamara

“Shane was excellent and very helpful to get the point across.” Noel Finlay, Robe Training


“Excellent (Manual Handling Instructor) Course! Would highly recommend for all health & safety professionals to attend this Manual Handling Instructor (Manual Handling Instructor) Course!” Lorcan Hynes, AON

“It was a pleasure doing this (Manual Handling Instructor) Course. Great Instructors teaching the (Manual Handling Instructor) Course.” Jonathan French, D.I.D Electrical

MHI Jul 17

“The trainer was excellent, very good training skills and excellent material and practice.” Aida Mullally, Derrycourt

“Thoroughly enjoyable. I feel confident progressing to delivery.” Catherine Moran, Fitzwilton Hotel

“(Manual Handling Instructor) Course was very well delivered and there was good interaction from everyone on the (Manual Handling Instructor) Course.” Padraig Battrim, Jones Engineering

“I expected to be bored here, but I actually enjoyed every day of the (Manual Handling Instructor) Course. Full of life and hopefully I will be able to bring some of that energy to my own presentations.” Marie Murray, Andy Fogarty Sand and Gravel Ltd

“Excellent (Manual Handling Instructor) Course, lots of participation and very enjoyable.” Úna McHugh, Galro

“Excellent (Manual Handling Instructor) Course. Sean provides a very comfortable, friendly learning environment.” Cathal Flood, RCC Engineering

“I will surely recommend this (Manual Handling Instructor) Course by Qualtec to colleagues and friends.” Fergal Brennan, Thorntons Recycling


MHI June 17

“Conor is an excellent trainer. The group was made to feel very relaxed and the learning was very enjoyable.” Marion Dorrian, Dunboyne C.E.

“Lots of interaction and participation.” Tanya Ryan Preston

“The (Manual Handling Instructor) Course was excellent. Presenting something everyday brought my confidence on leaps and bounds. Very good and straight to the point.” Adrian Dowling

“Conor is an excellent instructor and very friendly.” Marek Poplawski, Wellstone Clinic

“Conor was great and the (Manual Handling Instructor) Course was excellent.” Niall McCarron, Mullan Lighting

“Best instruction I have had on a (Manual Handling Instructor) Course. Great motivational speaker. Thanks a million Conor.” Nikki Reamonn, Matheson

“The (Manual Handling Instructor) Course was very informative and engaging. All the group work tasks were excellent.” Trevor Arkins, Dublin Street Parking Services

“I thoroughly enjoyed the (Manual Handling Instructor) Course and the style of teaching. I would definitely recommend.” Carmen Ciuhat, Radisson Blu Hotel



“Very well ran, the tea and coffee was very appreciated.” Nicola McEvoy

“The (Manual Handling Instructor) Course was very well done, Really enjoyed it.” Robert Coffey, The K Club

“Conor was brilliant, very personable. He put everyone at ease.” Nicola Reid, QFN

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“A very good (Manual Handling Instructor) Course with an excellent trainer.” Kevin Downes, Modern Homes Ireland

“Richard has excellent communication skills, an easy manner and was extremely helpful and cooperative to work with.” Martina O’Donoghue, The Cork College of Commerce

“Really enjoyed the (Manual Handling Instructor) Course. Richard is an excellent trainer, explained and demonstrated all exercises really well.” Patricia O’Donovan, The Cork College of Commerce

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“Well presented and good detail. Good rapport in the class.” Chris Howard

“Richard has a lovely way about him and delivers the (Manual Handling Instructor) Course well.” Ray Barrett

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“Very interesting, informative and varied presentation of the (Manual Handling Instructor) Course. Excellent instruction on skills required.” Deirdre Tuohy, The College of Commerce



“Conor was very thorough and provided good feedback to all the group.” Maeve Barry

“I found the (Manual Handling Instructor) Course extremely informative, Conor was a great trainer and kept the whole group involved.” Carolyn Naughton, Home Instead Senior Care

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“The (Manual Handling Instructor) Course was very good. Plenty of hands on practice which really helped drum the principles in.” Michelle McDonald, Clane Hospital

“Everything was excellent. Very well put together, very informative.” Gary Wyse, Silverfern

“The (Manual Handling Instructor) Course was run very well, really enjoyed it.” Robert Coffey, The K Club

“Conor was brilliant, Very personable and put everyone at ease.” Nicola Reid, QFN

“Great (Manual Handling Instructor) Course, brilliant trainer. Conor made everyone feel at ease and comfortable.” Carla Ruze, Matheson

MHI Mar 17

“I would not have any hesitation recommending this (Manual Handling Instructor) Course for other people and would look to complete additional (Manual Handling Instructor) Course with Qualtec.” Eoin Brethnach, Western Brand Group

“Enjoyable and very inclusive (Manual Handling Instructor) Course which covered all aspects.” Justine Morrough, JMG Solutions Ltd.

“It was a very enjoyable (Manual Handling Instructor) Course with lots of interaction.” Carmel Goldrick, DPD Ireland

“Great experience shown by the instructors.” Gerard Ryan, Medicall Ambulance Services

“All the information was all beneficial and the 5 days flew.” John O’Sullivan

“Very relaxed atmosphere and at the same time I was provided with knowledge and skills needed to develop my (Manual Handling Instructor) Course. Well done!” Inga Gribovska-O’Keefe, BOK Forklifts


“I really enjoyed the (Manual Handling Instructor) Course, all aspects of it. I didn’t know what to expect but Sean made me feel very at ease and has given me the tools to get up and present!” Carol McKenna, Stewarts Care, LTD

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“Enjoyed the (Manual Handling Instructor) Course very much.” Shane McGuinness, Growing Beyond LTD

“Well delivered and relevant (Manual Handling Instructor) Course.” John McCormack, JMC Training