People Moving & Handling Course

The People Moving & Handling Course will provide learners with the knowledge and skill to conduct safe moving and handling of residents/patients.

The People Moving & Handling Course will provide learners with the knowledge and skill to conduct moving and handling of residents/patients, with the use of the equipment and recommended best methods and techniques, in a manner which is safe for themselves and their residents/patients.

The course will also inform learners about the results of moving and handling residents/patients incorrectly, with an emphasis on independent living and how residents/patients and staff can be safe in this regard.


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Course Aims
  • Learners will know the concept of manual handling
  • Inform learners of extent of back pain and its cause
  • Demonstrate learners how to lift and carry loads safely
  • To highlight measures to reduce manual handling through organisational solutions, such as reduced loads or assisted manual handling techniques and the use of mechanical devices
Course Objectives
  • Recognise unsafe and hazardous lifting situations
  • Carry out a manual handling risk assessment (TILEO)
  • Understand and apply the 8 principles of safe lifting
  • Understand the relevant manual handling legislation in Ireland
  • Understand the basic anatomy of the spine
  • Utilise measures to reduce common manual handling injuries
  • Ensure employers are compliant with the relevant legislation
  • Be aware of the types of injuries that people may suffer as a result of incorrect handling techniques
Who Should Attend This Course?
  • Anyone who is involved in the moving and handling of residents/patients
  • All staff engaged in people moving activities such as nursing staff and carers during their working day
Pre-Course Requirements
  • English is the language in which training is delivered, and learners must have fluency in English
  • Please let us know if learners have any specific learner requirements
  • Learners should wear appropriate clothing for an interactive and practical course
  • Companies will be required to supply equipment on-site for this training, wheelchair, hoist, bed/profiling bed, etc…
Course Programme
  • Safety Health & Welfare at Work Act 2005
  • General Application Regulations 2007
  • Ergonomics
  • Musculoskeletal System
  • Anatomy, Structure & Function of the Spine
  • Posture
  • 8 Principles of Safe Handling
  • Safe Handling Techniques
  • 5 basic Manual Handling lifts
  • Maintaining fitness
  • Practical manual handling techniques
  • Safe working height of beds
  • Log rolling
  • Sitting patient up in bed (3 techniques)
  • Moving patient/resident up the bed using sliding sheets
  • Sitting Patient/resident to edge of a bed
  • Sit to stand and stand to sit
  • Transferring patient/resident from bed to chair using various methods (banana board etc.)
  • The falling patient/resident
  • Demonstration in the use of hoists

All our tutors hold a minimum QQI Level 8 in their subject matter, a Train the Trainer QQI Level 6 or higher.

Training Methods
  • Powerpoint
  • Demonstration
  • Practice

Full participation in the course is required to receive certification


3 Year Phoenix STS Certification

Maximum Number of Learners
  • 8 Learners to 1 Instructor
  • 12 Learners to 2 Instructors

1 Day