Manual Handling

Manual handling injuries are a third of all injuries within the workplace in Ireland. Lower back pain affects approximately 80% of the population at some stage. Manual handling training is required in the workplace by law, however this training can apply to more than just our workplaces. Learning the correct lifting techniques and remembering to use them can also have an impact on our leisure activities and everyday lives.

Training details

  • Approx. 3.5 hour course
  • Max 12 participants per course
  • Certification valid for 3 years

Who should attend this course?

  • All employees are required to undergo manual handling training
  • All employees are required to repeat this course every 3 years


Is to ensure participants leave with the knowledge, skills and attitude to enable them to lift and move loads in accordance with good manual handling techniques and to avoid risk of injury.

Course Content

  • Manual handling Legislation
  • Principles of manual handling
  • Anatomy of the spine and muscular system
  • Ergonomics
  • Fitness and Flexibility
  • Risk Assessments of manual handling tasks
  • Practice of manual handling techniques
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Course Certification

Certification will be provided on successful completion of this manual handling training course.
Certification is valid for 3 years.

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Booking For Groups/Companies:

Manual handling training can be tailored to your company needs. Smart Move Safety will arrange for a trainer to visit your location, all we need is a room suitable for the group. Max 12 participants. Discounts apply for groups. Contact us on 069 77733 or by e-mail

Ergonomic Assessments

A poorly arranged office workstation is a major contributing factor to many work-related upper limb disorders and other symptoms such as eyestrain or headaches. A DSE workstation assessment is essential for all staff that use computers as a significant part of their work.

Checking your workstation on a regular basis by having an Ergonomic Workstation Assessment or DSE assessment, may prevent awkward postures from continuing and resulting in upper limb disorders. Most conditions aggravated by poor workstation posture may be minimised if good ergonomic practises are adopted.

What is an Ergonomic Assessment?

  • Review of the current work design
  • Identifying any hazards and providing advice on the most efficient set up for the work stations

Who can perform an Ergonomic assessment?

We can. We will provide you with a competent person to undertake an Ergonomic risk assessment of your work Environment. We will ensure that you are in line with legislative requirements.


By applying Ergonomics to your workplace you are reducing the likelihood of injuries and ill health such as pains and aches from shoulders, backs and wrist. A comfortable work environment is a more productive work environment.

Contact us on 069 77733 or by at for more information.

Safety Documentation

Safety Statement

What is it?

It is a document which displays the company’s commitment to Health and Safety and how they intend to manage it. Under section 20 of the Safety Health and Welfare at work Act 2005 , the employer must ensure the safety of their employees and any other people who may visit the workplace such as visitors, contractors etc.

A safety statement will cover documents such as

  • Company Safety Policy
  • Risk Assessments
  • Work procedures
  • How you manage your Health and Safety- training, consultation etc.

Who is required to have a Safety Statement?

  • all employers
  • those who control workplaces to any extent
  • those who provide workplaces for use by others
  • those who are self-employed

Your Safety Statement must be available to all staff and show that you have identified all hazards, assessed the risk and put the appropriate control measures in place. Your Safety Statement should be reviewed whenever a significant change takes place or at least annually.
Our Consultants at Smart Move Safety can assist with the reviewing of your documentation or to help you get your documentation in place and ensure that you are compliant with Legislation.

Contact us to arrange a meeting and discuss your business needs on 069 77733 or at

Risk Assessments

Employers are required to do all that is reasonably practicable to minimise the risk of injury or damage to the Safety and Health of their employees. Employers can do this by identifying the hazards and risks associated with the workplace and putting appropriate control measures in place.

What we can do for you?

We will work in consultation with your company representative; this will ensure the quality and the validity of the risk assessment and to raise awareness around Health and Safety in the work environment. On completion of the assessment we will provide you with a report

  • Identify the hazards present in the workplace
  • Identify those at risk from the hazards including employee’s visitors etc.
  • Evaluate the danger and identify suitable control measures
  • Record the findings

Contact us on 069 77733 or at for more information.