Manual Handling Course


To instruct you in the practices of safe manual handling and lifting. Course is delivered both online and from our office in Tralee, Co. Kerry.

Patricia the company Director is an Ergonomist who specialises in occupational injuries and how to assess and prevent them, she has trained her team of safety professionals on work related upper limb disorder, repetitive strain injury, signs of carpal tunnel syndrome and how to prevent these injuries in your workplace.  Our staff are not just instructors, they are highly skilled safety professionals who carry out regular safety training both inhouse and externally for example through the Irish Ergonomic and Human Factor Society.  There are few companies in Ireland who have access to such highly trained ergonomists so training with Safety Matters means you will be receiving the most current and relevant training in the country.


All persons who are at risk through carrying out manual handling tasks as part of their day to day work.


  • Legislation Governing Manual Handling
  • Duties of employers
  • Duties of employees
  • Identifying the load
  • Anatomy of the spine
  • Principles of good movement
  • Kinetic Lifting
  • Types and causes of injury
  • Practical applications of lifting, pushing, pulling and carrying
  • Multiple choice theory questionnaire
  • Practical lifting exercise


On successful completion of this course, a Safety Matters Certificate will be issued.

Refresher training is required after three years.