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The aim of this Manual Handling Course online is to provide learners with the knowledge, skill and attitude to perform manual handling tasks safety. This is to ensure that the organisation is compliance with the HSA’s requirements.

 Course learning outcomes:

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • List the duty of the employers and employees in relation to manual handling
  • Explain the purpose composition and characteristics of the main parts of the spinal column and explain their relevance to manual handling
  • Identify hazards associated with manual handling tasks
  • List the equipment available to avoid or reduce the risks associated with manual handling tasks
  • Explain the importance of good nutrition fitness to manual handling
  • Perform manual handing tasks in accordance with the principles of safe manual handling.

Course Content:

  • Legislation
  • Anatomy
  • Biomechanics
  • Manual Handling Risk Assessment
  • Mechanical Equipment
  • Nutrition
  • Fitness & Flexibility
  • Principles of safe Manual Handling

Course Duration:

This Manual Handling Course is delivered over 2-3 hours


On successful completion of this course learners will receive a Manual Handling Online certificate from Qualtec.


This course will be delivered through elearning and the practical will be assessed through Zoom.


This online course is free. On completion of the course you will receive an Manual Handling Online certificate. You will then need to book and complete our Manual Handling Course practical assessment through Zoom. It is 55 euro for the practical assessment completed over Zoom by our QQI Level 6 Manual Handling Instructor. On completion of this you will receive a Manual Manual Handling Certificate. Group discounts are available.

Why Qualtec?

Competence: Qualtec are a QQI Quality Assured Training Provider. All our trainers are have completed the QQI Level 6 Manual Handling Instructor Course.


Good course with some valuable information. Gary Trappe. Harvest Financial.

Sean’s delivery was excellent. Ann Rooney. CFE Dundrum

Great instructor! Sorcha Fitzpatrick. CFE Dundrum

Great, many achievements! Sr. Stella Milia. CFE Dundrum

Very informative course, great instructor. Not boring. CFE Dundrum

Thank you very much. We had so much fun today. We learnt alot. Eduardo Duldulad. CFE Dundrum

Thanks Sean. You were great! Roisin Healy. CFE Dundrum

Sean was a brilliant instructor and I really enjoyed the Manual Handling Course online. I learned alot in such a short space of time. Lucy Duff. CFE Dundrum