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    Participants will receive Sensible Safety certificate of attendance on completion of a written and practical assessment.  Certification is valid for 2 years from a QQI qualified Patient/Manual Handling tutor.


    Manual Handling & Patient Handling – Full Day

    Patient Handling Practical/Theory – Approximately 4 hours

    Training Aim:

    The aim of the Patient/Manual Handling Training programme is to ensure that learners gain the skills required to carry out the key principles of the Kinetic Lifting Technique in a safe manner.

    Target Audience

    The course is for people who want to learn the safe and effective techniques used in the safe moving and handling of people in a variety of settings.

    Manual Handling Course Content

    • Legislation
    • Anatomy of Spine, vertebrae and intervertebral discs.
    • Manual Handling risk assessments
    • TILE Principle
    • Fitness and Flexibility
    • Ergonomics
    • 8 Principles of Lifting
    • Demonstrate the correct technique for lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling, carrying loads by hand and team lifting.
    • Practical Demonstration and Assessment

    Patient Handling Course Content

    • The Law and its Application to the Manual Handling Environment
    • Musculoskeletal System
    • Biomechanics and Mechanism of Injury
    • Flexibility
    • Ergonomics and Risk Assessment
    • Basic Principles of Lifting
    • Log Roll
    • Sitting Patient up in Bed
    • Turning patient in bed using sliding sheets
    • Moving patient up the bed using sliding sheets
    • Sitting Patient to edge of a bed
    • Standing patient
    • Transferring patient from bed to chair
    • The falling patient
    • Correct use of hoist / slings

    Class Size

    10 max per group


    For further information contact Call 053 9239383 or email [email protected]