Manual & People Handling

Aim of the Course:
To provide learners with an understanding of the knowledge and skills and attitude for safe patient handling.

The Course is suitable for:
All staff and Carers engaged in lifting and handling patients during their working day.

Course Programme:

  • Legislation
  • Anatomy
  • Risk assessment
  • Control measures
  • Principles of safe lifting
  • Principles of safe patient handling
  • Principles of safe patient handling and teamwork
  • Use of hoists and lifting equipment


Classroom based with written question paper and assessment on practical of safe patient handling, theory can also be done via virtual classroom before the practical.

Manual for Course:
Book on Safer Moving and Handling

The learner will be assessed in the second half of the day with their practical skills and question sheet on patient handling

Participants will receive a Manual and patient handling certificate valid for up to 3 years depending in company policy

Duration of Course:
1 day

Group prices vary. Individual booking €80