People Handling Course

This course is designed for all individuals  required to have this training for work or care related tasks.

It is suitable for those with no previous experience of those who require re-certification.

The course provides participants with the knowledge, skills and techniques to carry out patient lifting activities in a safe manner both for themselves and the patients. Plus adopt best practices in manual handling and patient lifting activities.



Course Duration

  • One Day

Learning Objectives

On completion of the course participants will:

  • Have knowledge of the statutory regulations and the practical skills in safe moving and handling techniques
  • Know their legal rights and responsibilities
  • Know how the musclo-skeletal system can get injured
  • be able to identify risk factors associated with patient handling
  • understand correct lifting techniques 
  • be able to lift patients in a safe manner

Programme Content

    • Statutory regulations
    • Anatomy of the spine and muscular system
    • Risk Assessment
    • Principles of Safe lifting
    • Principles of Safe Patient Handling
    • Safe Patient Handling Techniques
    • Potential harm through incorrect patient lifting techniques
    • Patient handling aids - Use of hoists