Manual Handling Instructor

Manual Handling Instructor

13th November 2017
9:30 am - 5:30 pm

James O Keeffe Institute
Places remaining: 0
Cost: €€350.00 (Plus booking fee)

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Course Name: Manual Handling Instructor
Start Date: TBC
Time: 9:30am – 5:30pm
Duration: 5 Days
Venue: IRD Duhallow, James O’Keeffe Institute, Newmarket
Tuition Fee: €350
Accreditation: QQI L6
Become a Manual Handling Instructor and reduce the risks in your workplace.
This 5-day QQI Level 6 Manual Handling Instruction course will equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to effectively design and deliver manual handling training in the workplace as a Manual Handling Instructor.
Regulation 68 of the 2007 regulations defines ‘manual handling of loads’ as: ‘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.’
Manual Handling Instruction Course Details:
This comprehensive 5 day Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) Specific Purpose Manual Handling Instruction (level 6) certificate course covers all the aspects of instructing in Manual Handling as outlined in component specification 6N0233. This is an intensive and highly interactive course which will equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to effectively design and deliver manual handling training in the workplace and to become a manual handling instructor. Participants are trained in instructional skills techniques as well as the theoretical and practical aspects of manual handling. A list of learning outcomes is listed below. Please note that this award is available through a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Process for existing instructors with experience. See RPL section below. Successful participants on the programme will receive a QQI Level 6 Manual Handling Instruction Certificate.
Course Programme:
• Unit 1 – Legislation Requirements and Health Benefit
• Unit 2 – Anatomy and Back Care
• Unit 3 – Ergononics Principles and Risk Assessments
• Unit 4 – Manual Handling Principles and Techniques
• Unit 5 – Planning and Design of Manual Handling Training Programmes
• Unit 6 – Delivery of Manual Handling Training
What to Expect:
• Highly participative and interactive course
• Presentations by participants
• Practical flexibility and strengthening exercises
• Practical Risk Assessment Workshops
• Course assessment – presentation and written exam
Methods of Training:
The course will incorporate a wide range of interactive training tools including ice breakers, DVD’s, visual presentations, group work, individual tasks, problem based learning and exercises with a strong emphasis on practical application throughout. The Manual Handling Instructor course is extremely interactive, providing participants with the opportunity to prepare and practice their skills demonstration. All participants will receive a comprehensive Manual and training will be delivered on a ratio of no more than 12 participants to each instructor.
Avoid Manual Handling where possible
Regulation 69(a) of the 2007 Regulations states that, in order to avoid the need for manual handling of loads by employees, every employer must:
• Take appropriate organisational measures, or
• Use the appropriate means, in particular mechanical equipment
QQI Assessment:
Participants are required to complete an assignment, examination and make skills demonstration as indicated below. The fair and consistent assessment of learners is paramount to The Cpl Institute and is implemented through our QA system. All assessments are carried out in accordance with QQI regulations and are internally verified and externally authenticated before certification is issued. All participants have the right to appeal their result and all appeals will be dealt with in accordance with the The Cpl Institute QQI appeals procedure. All participants who successfully complete the written examinations and practical assignments will be awarded with a QQI level 6 Special Purpose Manual Handling Instruction certificate and the appropriate credits under the national framework of qualifications will then be obtained by the learner. Participants will be given clear guidelines on how the assignment should be completed. The skills demonstration element will be completed and assessed during the course.
Summary of Assessments:
• Skills Demonstration 60%
• Examination (Theory Based) 20%
• Assignment 20% (to be completed in learners’ own time)

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