People Handling Course

The course provides participants with the knowledge, skills and techniques to carry out people moving and handling activities in a safe manner both for themselves and the person. 


The course also trains participants in how to correctly use relevant people handling equipment. 

Course Duration & Fee

  • Duration: One Day
  • Time: 9 am - 4.30 pm
  • FEE: 100 per person

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  • Know how the musculoskeletal system can get injured
  • be able to identify risk factors associated with people handling
  • understand correct people lifting techniques 
  • be able to lift and move people in a safe manner

Course Content

    • Legislation as it relates to manual handling in the workplace
    • Anatomy of the spine and muscular system
    • Causes of back injuries
    • Ergonomics
    • Risk Assessment of manual handling tasks
    • Principles of manual handling (Inanimate objects)
    • Principles of safe people moving and handling
    • Safe people handling techniques
    • Potential harm through incorrect people lifting techniques
    • People handling equipment
    • Practical demonstrations: Transfer to/from a bed, slide sheets, pushing and pulling a wheelchair, banana board, use of hoist & sling.
    • Practical sessions in people moving and handling