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People Moving & Handling

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People Moving & Handling

This one day course trains employees in the theory and practical aspects of moving and handling patients. This course is interactive with participants practicing the techniques of manual and patient handling.

This course is delivered in accordance with the Safety Health and Welfare Act, 2005 (& subsequent amendments) that apply to moving and handling in the workplace. This course adheres to the Health & Safety Authority’s guidelines to relating to competent manual handling.

Course Outcomes

On completion of the course participants will be able to:

  • Lift and handle patients and loads in a safer manner.
    Understand the limitations of the spine and muscular system
    Assess the relative safety or danger of manual handling task
  • This course combines theory with ‘hands-on’ practical work.

Course Content

Dangers of careless and unskilled methods


Principles of levers and laws of motion

Anatomy of the spine and muscular system

How the body is harmed through incorrect handling techniques

Importance of physical fitness

Personal Protective equipment

How to handle loads safely

Practice in safe handling of loads

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    Bracetown Business Park,
    Dublin 15