Manual Handling (Including Patient Handling)

Ref: MPH

9:30am – 4:30pm (A One Day Course)


25th January

29th February

4th April

or 9th May

Aim: To enable staff to follow safer moving and handling of people, to ensure back care awareness and to meet the requirements of working in residential care. The course is a mix of theory and practice ensuring participants have competencies and experience in the use of different
hoists etc.


  • Participants will learn how the back works and how it can be injured.
  • How do we and our organisations can help to prevent back injury at work.
  • How lifestyle can contribute to back pain.
  • Principles of safer handling.
  • Ergonomics a user centred approach.
  • People risk assessment.
  • Legislation.
  • Flexibility exercises.
  • People moving and handling techniques.
Comments for recent course participants:
“Great learning experience – I would recommend anyone to come here that needed to do this course the instructor was very helpful and was willing to help and give any information that was needed” – Karen O’ Mahony.
“Couldn’t be better – a great teacher A-1” Jennifer Gubbins