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Manual Patient Handling

Course duration: 1 day - 4 hours


This course is designed for healthcare and frontline workers who need training in safely handling and moving patients in correspondence with the Safety, Health and welfare at Work 2005 and Manual Handling Regulations 1993 & 2007. We offer both courses independently and refresher courses.

This is a 4-hour course that must be successfully completed in both the theory & practical components of the course to receive a Certificate of Competence. 


Within this course, the students will cover the following topics:

  • Current legislation and application in a manual handling environment

  • Musculoskeletal system

  • Biomechanics and mechanism of injury

  • Ergonomics and risk assessment

  • Flexibility

  • Basic principles of lifting

  • Log roll

  • Patient manual handling manoeuvres: sitting up, turning, standing, walking and sitting

  • Dealing with a falling and fallen patient 

  • Use of a hoists and slings

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