Manual Handling in the Dog Care Industry


April 18th 2020 – 10am-5pm

Over 30% of workplace accidents are as a result of manual handling.

Up to 80% of people will suffer from back pain in their lifetime. And even with the increased safety legislation, back pain, especially lower back pain is on the increase.

For those of us working as pet professionals it is more important than ever to ensure that you and your staff are practicing good manual handling techniques.


This is not your average manual handling course.


This course will not only teach you all round safe manual handling techniques but also covers dog body language,  bite risk assessment and safe handling of dogs of all shapes and sizes, minimising risk when working with dogs.

This course is an absolute must for all pet professionals and by having your staff take this course, it means you are doing all you should to be a responsible employer.



Your course tutor is Sarah Murphy, QQI certified manual handling instructor and Daycare Supervisor of Creedons Dog Care.

Modules include:

  1. Health and Safety Legislation
  2. The Musculoskeletal System
  3. Intervertebral Discs
  4. Anatomy, Structure & Functions of the Spine
  5. Posture and Back Pain
  6. Fitness and Flexibility
  7. Ergonomics
  8. Manual Handling at Work – T.I.L.E
  9. Risk Assessment
  10. Manual Handling Techniques
  11. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  12. Employee Risk groups
  13. Reducing Risks
  14. Dog Bite Risk Assessment and Reducing Risk
  15. Dog Manual Handling Techniques

The course is delivered through online webinars and a practical in class session and will include both a theory and practical exam

Upon completion of the course you will receive a certificate from Creedons College which will be valid for three years

Additional information

Start Date

18th April