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Patient Moving and Handling Course

Course Details:
This course is designed for healthcare workers who need to be trained to safely move and handle patients in accordance with the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work 2005 and the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) 2007.

Objectives of Course:

first_aid_trainingOn completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • To understand the structure of the back and the ways in which it can become injured
  • To understand the principles of safe moving and handling
  • To be able to comply with current legal requirements in the workplace in relation to safely
    moving and handling patients/clients in a variety of healthcare related settings


  • Legislation regarding manual handling with reference to the workplace
  • Anatomy & physiology of spine & the musculo-skeletal system
  • Mechanisms of injury
  • Risk assessment
  • The basic lifting techniques (animate and inanimate loads)
  • Introduction to patient handling concepts
  • Ergonomics and risk assessment
  • Lifting equipment and risk assessment
  • Practical workshop of moving and handling methods used

Who Should attend

Anyone who is engaged in the moving and handling of patients/clients as part of their role in the workplace

Pre-Course Requirements

No pre course requirements but English is the language in which training is delivered and participants must have a good command of the English language. If participants wish to bring an interpreter this can be arranged with prior notice which must be given to Doyle Health and Safety.

Patient moving course dummyAssessment/Certification

Participants are required to complete a short written examination and practical.
Full certification of attendance is provided on successful completion of the course.


1 day



For more information on any of our course please contact: info@doylehealthandsafety.ie