Patient moving and handling

This Patient Moving and handling course teaches the skills to handle and move patients safely and securely. this for healthcare providers manual handling can be found here

Nursing staff, Healthcare workers and carers are involved in moving and handling patients on a daily basis and can be easily injured if the correct equipment/method is not used to aid the moving and handling of patients. This one-day programme is designed to train participants how to handle and move patients with the use of certain equipment and also recommend the best methods /techniques in a manner, which is safe for themselves and their patients.

Who should attend this patient moving and handling course?
Anyone who is handling or moving patients during their working day

Course Objectives
On completion of this programme participants will be able to:

  • State the relevant safety legislation
  • Identify risks of working with patients
  • Identify and assess when and which mechanical aids should be used when moving or handling patients
  • Move, Handle and Transfer patients safely
  • Describe the limitations of the spine and methods of lifting/movement which can protect the back
  • Recognize loads which are too heavy or awkward for

Course Programme:

Theory Session

  • Introduction
  • Implication of the Legislation / Safety Statement
  • Anatomy / Basics of the Musculoskeletal System
  • Good Backcare / Fitness
  • Ergonomic Assessments
  • Basic Principles of Safer Handling

Practical Session

  • Inanimate Lifting – Basic Lifts
  • Patient Handling and Moving:
  • Falling or Fallen Patient
  • Turning Patient in bed
  • Moving Patient up in bed
  • Sitting Patient Forward
  • Moving seated patient up in bed
  • Moving Patient from bed
  • Moving seated patient from bed to chair
  • Assisting patient to walk
  • Transfer patient from bed to trolley

Methods of training

This course combines lecture methods with “hands-on” practical work with different types of materials.

Pre-Course Requirements: None


Each participant will be assessed on their practical Patient moving and handling techniques. Certificate of Attendance issued on completion valid for 3 years

Please let us know if participants have any specific learner requirements.

Duration: 6 Hours

Maximum No of  Participants: 12 per Session


All our Tutors are fully Certified QQI Tutors with lots of Experience

Onsite Training:

This course is €70 per person or €450 per group of 12

Public course dates:

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2 Comments to “Patient Moving and Handling”

  1. Hi my patient manual handling cert is expired this year I just want the to update it do I have to do the course against it can idi a refresher if so we when Is it on

    1. Hi Shauna,

      my January course is full, but my Feb course is 24th Feb in Naas and the cost is €70 per person


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