Patient Moving & Handling

Individual Price is 70 Euro Per Person
Group of 6 Students: 300 Euro

This Patient Moving and handling course teaches the skills to handle and move patients safely and securely. This course is for healthcare providers.

Nursing staff, Healthcare workers and carers are involved in moving and handling patients on a daily basis and can be easily injured if the correct equipment/method is not used to aid the moving and handling of patients. This one-day programme is designed to train participants how to handle and move patients with the use of certain equipment and also recommend the best methods /techniques in a manner, which is safe for themselves and their patients.

Who should attend this patient moving and handling course?

Anyone who is handling or moving patients during their working day.

Course Objectives

On completion of this programme participants will be able to:

  • State the relevant safety legislation
  • Identify risks of working with patients
  • Identify and assess when and which mechanical aids should be used when moving or handling patients
  • Move, Handle and Transfer patients safely
  • Describe the limitations of the spine and methods of lifting/movement which can protect the back
  • Recognise loads which are too heavy or awkward

Methods of training

This course combines lecture methods with “hands-on” practical work with different types of materials.

Pre-Course Requirements



Each participant will be assessed on their practical Patient moving and handling techniques. Certificate of Attendance issued on completion valid for 3 years. Please let us know if participants have any specific learner requirements.

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Course Programme:

Theory Session

  • Introduction
  • Implication of the Legislation / Safety Statement
  • Anatomy / Basics of the Musculoskeletal System
  • Good Backcare / Fitness
  • Ergonomic Assessments
  • Basic Principles of Safer Handling

Practical Session

  • Inanimate Lifting – Basic Lifts
  • Patient Handling and Moving:
  • Falling or Fallen Patient
  • Turning Patient in bed
  • Moving Patient up in bed
  • Sitting Patient Forward
  • Moving seated patient up in bed
  • Moving Patient from bed
  • Moving seated patient from bed to chair
  • Assisting patient to walk
  • Transfer patient from bed to trolley

Maximum No of Participants

12 per Session


6 Hours


All our Tutors are fully Certified QQI Tutors with lots of Experience.