People Handling Instructor


Learn the skills and competence to effectively design and deliver people handling instruction as a People Handling Instructor.

Attendees must be a QQI Manual Handling Instructor  to be eligible to attend the QQI People Handling Instructor course.

Day 1 is on ZOOM and day 2 and 3 are in class.

Who should attend:

Personnel interested in training other staff in people handling.

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

Course Content:

  • People handling risk assessment
  • People handling principles and techniques
  • Planning and design of people handling training programmes
  • Delivery of people handling training

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course participants will gain the skills and knowledge necessary to:

  • Explain the people handling risk assessment process
  • Describe a range of controls to avoid and reduce the risk of injury
  • Apply the main principles of manual handling to a range of people handling tasks
  • Carry out a range of appropriate people handling techniques to include transferring, supporting, gliding, sliding, rolling, sitting and standing
  • Analyse the learner’s performance of people handling techniques
  • Develop people handling training programmes, to include lesson plans
  • Give effective instruction in practical people handling techniques


Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive a QQI Level 6 Special Purpose Award in People Handling Instruction.