1-2-1 Manual Handling Course Kilkenny

Manual Handling Course Kilkenny

January 10, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Co. Kilkenny
Mick Jones
086 354 8461

Manual Handling Course KilkennyManual Handling Course Kilkenny

  • Every Saturday and Sunday
  • Kilmaganny, Co. Kilkenny
  • 3 hour course
  • 3 year Cert.
  • Groups €50 each
  • 1-2-1 €60

MKD Health & Safety have moved from Kilkenny City to Kilmaganny, just 10 minutes from the M9 motorway Knocktopher junction, and a training room for large groups is now available. MKD Health & Safety also do on-site training in any location.

Manual Handling

MKD Health & Safety Manual Handling Course is an action learning/interactive class and is made up of eight modules, with slide shows, props and some physical participation. The action learning class involves constant assessment with a practical skills demonstration and written test to complete the training. Attendees should wear loose clothing for the practical demonstration at the end of the course. The 3 hour course delivered by our QQI Level 6 Instructor includes:

  • What is Manual Handling, Why do we need training?
  • Legislation – Legal Requirements
  • Anatomy & Backcare
  • Biomechanics
  • Ergonomic Principles & Risk Assessment
  • Mechanical Equipment
  • Fitness & Flexibility
  • Principles of Safe Moving
  • Skills Demonstration
  • Successful trainees will receive a certificate valid for 3 years.

Avoiding static postures:

Static postures or static loading refers to physical exertion in the same posture or position for long periods of time. Static postures should be avoided because this type of exertion puts increased loads or forces on the muscles and tendons. This increasing of loads contributes to fatigue. This occurs because not moving impedes the flow of blood needed to bring nutrients to the muscles and remove the waste products of muscle metabolism. Examples of static postures include gripping tools that cannot be put down, holding the arms out or up to perform tasks, or standing in one place for long periods.


MKD Health & Safety have been delivering Manual Handling courses since 2015.

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