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Manual Handling

Our course is designed to instruct participants in the safe lifting and manual handling of loads. The course will also educate how to safely approach and risk assess loads in the workplace and beyond along with the different types of manual handling injuries and how they occur.


Our Manual Handling training courses by Olive Learning is mainly focused on the workers in the workplace who perform the task of heavy lifting. We have QQI (formerly FETAC) accredited experienced Level 6  instructors who will train about the consequences of incorrect lifting and to prevent injury at a modern work place.

In order to successfully gain a certificate of competence in Manual Handling, learners must complete our Manual Handling course online and then complete the practical elements of the programme with our certified Manual Handling Instructor.

The online theory takes approximately 40 -45mins
The practical session takes approximately 20 – 25 minutes.

Up to 10 candidates : €55 per person 
11 - 20 candidates: € 45 per person
21 candidates and above: €30 per person

The discount will be automatically applied based on volume bookings when you enter the details of the attendees. Alternatively, you can send us an email at or call us 014111011 and we can do the volume booking for you.

Due to Covid restrictions, we are currently carrying out the Practical Session virtually with our QQI instructors leading the session.

Days & Times: Mon & Wed(12PM & 4.30PM) & Fri 12PM & 3PM

To book your practical assessment, email once you have completed the online theory element. 

Course Content

  • Legislation

  • Injury to Spine

  • Fitness

  • Ergonomics

  • Manual Handling of Loads (Practical)


The main objective of this Manual Handling Training Online Course is to provide participants with skills and attitude to enable them to lift and move loads in accordance with good manual handling techniques and to avoid the risk of injury.

Who Should Attend

The course is mainly designed for the experienced operators who performs heavy lifting in a workplace. ( Anyone who regularly performs tasks that involve pushing, pulling or lifting objects such as: barrels, kegs, sacks, creates, racks, boxes.)



**All practical lift sessions must be completed within 30 days of completing of your online theory module**.

After successful completion, certificates will be provided by Olive safety with 3 years of validation.


An Interest in Health & Safety

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