This course is designed for healthcare workers who need to be trained to safely move and handle patients under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work 2005 and Manual Handling Regulations 1993 and 2007.
There are currently no prerequisites for this course. Students should be physically well enough to carry out a range of patient moving and handling techniques.
Who's it for
The course is for people who want to learn the safe and effective techniques used in the safe moving and handling of people in a variety of settings.
  • The Law and its Application to the Manual Handling Environment
  • Musculoskeletal System
  • Biomechanics and Mechanism of Injury
  • Flexibility
  • Ergonomics and Risk Assessment
  • Basic Principles of Lifting
  • Log Roll
  • Sitting Patient up in Bed
  • Turning patient in bed using sliding sheets
  • Moving patient up the bed using sliding sheets
  • Sitting Patient to edge of a bed
  • Standing patient
  • Transferring patient from bed to chair
  • The falling patient
  • Correct use of hoist / slings
Method of Delivery
The course is facilitated by an instructor who will use PowerPoint presentation to guide you through the course. The course is delivered through English.
Duration & Assessment
The course is 4 hours long. Students will be evaluated on their patient moving and handling techniques. They must demonstrate competence in all movements and pass a written test. 
Upon successful completion of this course students will be issued with a certificate. This cert will be valid for 2 years.
In order to maintain you qualification after your two-year certification period you will be required to undertake the course again. There is no refresher training for people who currently have an in-date certificate.