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


Course Content

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

    • Sitting up

    • Moving the Patient in the bed using slide sheets

    • Sitting Patient at side of bed

    • Sitting to standing

    • Walking Patient

    • 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.


Additional Information

Course must be held on site.



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