Course Description

Back Care and Manual Handling Online Theory

Back Care and Manual Handling Online Theory is course run by Open Training College, Dublin. It is a 'Online Learning' course with a duration of 90 minutes over up to 5 days. For more information about Back Care and Manual Handling Online Theory at Open Training College, please review the details below.

The Manual Handling Online course provides an online option when testing the participants knowledge around the theory section of the manual handling refresher course. The material was created as part of NFSVP.

The course introduces the learner to the reasons we need to ensure our backs are cared for, the legislation underpinning manual handling and the principles underpinning good back care practice.

Ideally the online theory course is seen as part of the overall programme with the learner engaging in the practical element with an instructor in the context in which they will be using the skills.


Who is this course for?

The course is aimed at staff in intellectual disability services and redeployed staff.


Course Content

  • Why we look after our backs
  • Legislation
  • Describe the back and how it works
  • How to prevent injury
  • Ergonomics
  • Principles of safer handling
  • TILE
  • Employers policy


How to Apply

Individuals wishing to receive a certificate will need to contact to pay the €20 fee and be enrolled.

Managers wishing to enrol a group of individuals will forward the first names, last names and email addresses within 3 columns in an excel spreadsheet to Louise will respond to each individual with login information and a “How To” ebooklet.


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Training ProviderOpen Training College
Course LocationDublin
Location PostcodeDublin 14
Course TypeOnline Learning
Awarding Body DetailsOTC Certificate in Back Care and Manual Handling Online Theory
Course Duration90 minutes over up to 5 days
Course TimeBack Care and Manual Handling Online Theory is a self-directed online course that takes 90 minutes (approx.) to complete. It can be completed over a number of sessions during a 5-day (or shorter) period. Upon completion, the system will provide an electronic PDF OTC Certificate of Completion which can be saved and printed.
Course Fee20
Entry RequirementsNone
Carear PathQualification: Completion of this course will lead to an OTC Certificate in Back Care and Manual Handling Online Theory (PDF document).
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Course Provider

Open Training College

Prospect Hall, Willowfield Park, Goatstown, Dublin , D14 P9E4, Goatstown, Dublin, Republic of Ireland. Eircode: D14 P9E4

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