QQI Level 6: 6N0233 Instructing Manual Handling (5 days)

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Correct Manual Handling Procedures save companies money 

Our Manual Handling Instruction course provides participants with the tools, knowledge and practical experience to be able to effectively design and deliver training in lifting and supporting loads in the workplace. This is a QQI-accredited course comprising all aspects of component specification 6N0233, ensuring the knowledge and skills gained on this programme are of the highest industry standards and are fully up to date in terms of legal requirements in the field of Manual Handling. This is an intensive 5-day course, running from 9am-4.30pm each day, which covers all relevant features of manual handling training in 6 units (see Overview section). This is a highly-interactive course which draws on participant behaviour both in class discussions and learning activities. Our experienced instructors will guide participants through a wide range of invaluable techniques and theoretical points for effectively providing manual handling training to others. Practical learning scenarios also form a key part of the course, allowing participants to grasp and confidently instruct in the workplace

On completion of this course, Participants will be able to:

  1. Assess current legislative requirements of their role in the workplace (including load regulations and principles of prevention)
  2. Identify the health and organisational benefits of a well-planned, coherent approach to the management of manual handling (such as the development of a manual handling policy, staff consultation, the implementation of appropriate controls)
  3. Illustrate their knowledge of anatomy and back care related to manual handling work, including: awareness of the components of the spinal column, risk factors for back injuries, proper back posture both at work and at home)
  4. Apply the concept of ergonomics to the workplace
  5. Perform risk assessments for manual handling using proven case studies/scenarios
  6. Employ a comprehensive approach to avoiding and reducing injuries (including a critical analysis of a range of manual handling equipment)
  7. Apply the main principles of manual handling to a range of related tasks, with an emphasis on evaluating whether a particular load can be handled safely
  8. Carry out a range of handling techniques, such as lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, supporting or putting down a load by one or more persons
  9. Develop their own manual handling training programmes to include lesson plans with clear objectives and effective supporting material.
  10. Establish resources in the workplace necessary for planning and supporting the delivery of effective manual handling training programmes
  11. Apply adult learning principles to enhance training effectiveness

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