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FETAC Level 6 Manual Handling Instructor Training

The Course

It is a requirement of the Safety Health & Welfare at Work Act 2005 that Manual Handling Training is delivered by qualified instructors.

This practical, interactive five-day course provides training to potential instructors which meet the guidelines laid down by the Health & Safety Authority. (HSA)

NOTE: Where RPL (recognised prior learning) applies the course is run over 2 days.


To provide delegates with training in instructional skills, theory and practical aspects of manual handling.

Learning Outcomes

LO1: Delegates will be able to provide a structured learning programme covering the safe manual handling of loads to others. This programme will include theoretical and practical aspects of manual handling.

LO2: Delegates will be able to demonstrate how to carry out a manual handling risk assessment, identifying ergonomic risks and recommending suitable control measures.

LO3: Delegates will be able to demonstrate how to lift and handle loads safely.

LO4: Delegates will be able to discuss relevant health and safety legislation as it relates to the safe manual handling of loads and ergonomics.

Assessment Link to Learning Outcomes

Delegates will be assessed on their ability to demonstrate their new knowledge:

  • Delegates will undergo a written and practical assessment
  • Delegates must present a short PowerPoint presentation (15 minutes approx.)

Course Contents

Legislation Overview and Legal aspects of manual handling

Manual Handling Regulations 1993-2007

Instructional Techniques

Manual Handling Risk Assessment



Fitness & Flexibility


Examples of Lifting and Moving Techniques

Practical - Dealing with different types of loads

Working Safely

The Precision Academy Training Programme

PowerPoint presentations by participants


This is a highly interactive course and gives delegates the opportunity to practice instructional techniques and methods of safe manual handling throughout. Demonstrate, Involve, Practice (DIP) method, PowerPoint and role-play are used to good effect.

The theory section of this course is available online.


PowerPoint Slides

Training Videos


Anatomy Model (Spine)

Target Delegate Profile

Employees who wish to carry out manual handling risk assessments and provide manual handling training in the workplace.

Qualification Requirements



Upon successful completion of the programme successful delegates will receive a Precision Academy Certificate of Attendance.


Our trainers hold third level teaching and training qualifications and are experienced manual handling instructors.