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Manual Handling Instructor RPL 

Duration of training

1 or 2 days depending on applicant’s prior experience

Maximum Class Attendance



QQI Level 6


Training is generally requested at the client’s premises but learners can also avail of the Safety Solutions Training facility if preferred.

Course Description

The HSA have indicated that this qualification will become a mandatory requirement for Instructors from April 2012.

The RPL process (Recognition of Prior Learning) is designed to assist trainers who are actively involved in Manual Handling Instructing to achieve the new award, without a requirement to complete the full Instructor Programme again.

Course Outline

Day 1:

  • Legislation
  • Manual Handling Risk Assessment
  • Anatomy
  • Kinetic Movements incorporating the following: Pushing, Pulling, Lifting, Carrying and Putting Down.  These will be demonstrated by the instructor and will be practised by candidates.
  • Assignments handed out to candidates
Day 2:
Candidates to effectively demonstrate the following:
  • Carry out a range of manual handling techniques and apply these to a range of Manual Handling tasks
  • Effective instruction in practical manual handling
  • Analyse a learners performance of manual handling
  • end examination

Candidates will also need to provide the following:

1. Application Form

Please click on this Safety Solutions RPL Application Form.

2. Certificates and Qualifications

Related to Manual Handling Instructor Training

3. Analysis of Own Skills, Knowledge and Competence

Within the area of Manual Handling

4. References

Previous Employment References where Manual Handling Instructor Training was carried out.


Any feedback gained from participants on your Manual Handling Instructor Training courses.

6. Other

Anything else that may be of relevance to your application portfolio

Safety Solutions will assess all applications and suitable candidates will be able to attend a refresher and assessment programme at Safety Solutions.  This programme will provide candidates with an opportunity to be fully briefed and assessed for the new FETAC level 6 award in line with the assessment criteria.


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