Manual Handling Instructors Course FETAC Level 6


Course Background:

Our manual handling instructors training course will provide delegates with the knowledge and skill to be able to train others in manual handling. This course also provides participants with the ability to manage manual handling risks within their company in line with the new FETAC requirements for the instruction of manual handling.

Course Content:

  • Unit 1 - Legislative requirements and health benefit
  • Unit 2 - Anatomy and back care
  • Unit 3 - Ergonomic principles and risk assessment
  • Unit 4 - Manual handling principles and techniques
  • Unit 5 - Planning and design of manual handling training programmes
  • Unit 6 - Delivery of manual handling training

Learning Outcomes:

Participants will gain the knowledge and skills needed to enable them to:

  • Explain the main components of relevant health and safety legislation and define the main components of the spinal column
  • Explain the main risk factors for back injuries related to manual handling and describe the concepts of ergonomics
  • Explain the manual handling risk assessment process and be able to carry out manual handling risk assessments
  • Describe a range of controls to avoid and reduce the risk of 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 programmes
  • Deliver effective manual handling training programmes
  • Give effective instruction in practical manual handling techniques

This Course is Designed For:

Staff interested in training other staff in manual handling.

Training Methodology:

This course is classroom based, it is highly interactive with role-playing and practical exercises to reinforce understanding and learning.

What to Bring to This Course:

Participants should wear comfortable clothing for practical activities as there will be extensive moving and stretching involved.

Duration of the Course:

5 days.


No more than 12 people per course.


On completion of this course, participants will receive a FETAC Level 6 instructing manual handling certificate.

Upcoming Courses:

Manual Handling Instructors Course FETAC Level 6 public courses run in Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Galway. View Dates


pdf_logo.png  Download Course Outline