This online course was developed by the National Federation of Voluntary Bodies. It is intended for front-line staff working in services for people with disabilities. The online course covers all the esential theory aspects of manual handling instruction. It provides staff with an overview of the relevant Irish Health and Safety Legislation. Understanding how the back works and precautions to take both at home and at work that will prevent injury are covered. The course includes the principles of safe lifting. It is intended as a refresher training course for staff who have previously completed a one day Manual Handling course. This online course covers the theory section, and separately a practical skills training session led by a qualified manual handling instructor (and lasting between 2-4 hours) should be completed within 2 weeks of completion of the course.
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