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Certificate in Manual Handling


This one day funeral industry specific Manual Handling Training Course will equip the learner with the knowledge, skills and competences to apply correct manual handling techniques in their workplace.

The training is for persons to whom the following definition applies “Manual handling of loads means any transporting or supporting of a load by one or more employees and includes lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving a load, which, by reason of its characteristics or of unfavourable ergonomic conditions, involves risk, particularly of back injury, to employees”. (Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Applications) Regulations 2007, Regulation 68).

In addition the course will provide a structured development experience combining theoretical knowledge with practical application.

Course Entry Requirements

No formal educational requirements, however, those who have been advised by a doctor or suffer from back pain should advise the DCA prior to attendance. In addition, where possible clothing should reflect the participants work, provided it is loose fitting.

Learner Resources etc

Each delegate will receive a specially designed workbook that will help them apply their learning’s from the course to the job. This workbook will also provide with them the opportunity for reflection on their roles.


A Manual Handling’ Certificate and/or a Wallet Card will be awarded to all those who attend the course and successfully complete the assessments.

Download the PDFDownload the Certificate in Manual Handling 2012 course PDF

DMG Death Care Ltd (No 504260)
t/a Death Care Academy of Ireland
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