Participants who have completed this course will be able to
Recognise a Load which is too heavy.
Understand the limitations of the Spine and the Muscular System.
Lift and Handle Loads correctly.
Move and Assist People in a Hospital, Nursing Home or a Home setting.
Who should attend?
Anyone involved in Manual Handling which is defined as:
Transporting and supporting of a load, by one or more employees and includes lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving a load, by reason of its characteristics or of unfavourable ergonomic condition involves risk, particularly of back injury to employees.
1/2 to 1 Day
(see note below for details)
Maximum Number of Candidates
8 Per Trainer
NOTE: If attendees have already completed the Manual Handling training separately, they may be eligible to bypass the Manual Handling portion of the course. Please contact us for details.
Morning - Full Manual Handling Course
Information on the law relating to manual handling.
Information on the anatomy and biomechanics of the spine and muscles.
How injuries and damage take place from manual handling.
Guidance on the fitness for the task.
Information on the specific manual handling hazards identified.
Information on good handling techniques and practice.
Instruction on P.P.E.
Instruction on keeping the workplace safe.
Co-operation of employees
Afternoon - People Handling
Moving the Patient in the bed using slide sheets
Sitting Patient at side of bed
Sitting to standing
Use of Side Board
Moving of Patient from bed to trolley
Use of Hoist
Pushing and pulling a wheelchair
Assist the fallen Patient
National Safety Centre Certificate of Attendance
If the employee attends the full course and reaches the standard they will receive a Certificate valid for 3 years.
If the employee changes to a new position in the job a new course should be completed.
Course must be held on site.