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.
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.
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