Patient Handling Course

This course is designed for healthcare workers who need to be trained to safely move and handle patients under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work 2005 and Manual Handling Regulations 1993 and 2007. The first module of this course is the standard Manual Handling course.

17 Lessons
Online Assessment
1 Hour

Practical Assessment - Face to Face

For Employees to be Certified for this course they must pass a Practical Assessment.  Our Certified Assessor can conduct this Practical Assessment in person. There is an additional fee per Practical Assessment.

What you'll learn

What is the current legislation

Anatomy and Bio-mechanics

Principles of Manual Handling and the TILE system

How to lift correctly and Lifting Techniques

Dangers of careless and unskilled methods

How to conduct a manual handling risk assessment

Module 2: How to handle and move patients safely

This course covers

Manual Handling Basics
  • What is Manual Handling
  • Manual Handling Injuries
  • Employer and Employee Duties
Injuries and Fitness
  • Common injuries
  • What is fitness
Manual Handling Techniques
  • Mechanics of movement
  • The 8 Steps of lifting
  • Lifting from low levels
  • Lifting from a height
  • Carrying
  • Pushing and Pulling
Ergonomics and Bio-mechanics
  • Ergonomics and the spinal column
  • Musculoskeletal System
  • Secondary liability
  • Bio-mechanics
Risk Assessments
  • What is a Risk Assessment
  • Risk Factors
  • Principles of Manual Handling
  • Risk Assessments  – TILE
Patient Handling
  • Bed height
  • Lifting / Lowering Bed rails
  • Pushing beds
  • Evaluating and preparing your patient
  • Weight shift for power
  • Sitting the patient up in bed
  • Rolling a patient
  • Inserting full slide sheets
  • Assisting a patient from lying to sitting
  • Sitting to standing
  • Walking a patient
  • Using a standing device
  • How to lift a fallen patient
  • Using a hoist

Course Detail

Online Delivery

Fully online course with no time limits. Multiple online assessment attempts allowed.


This course covers and complies with The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005.

Expert Trainer

Course and Assessment created and approved by a QQI Level 6 Fully Certified Expert Trainer.

Certificate Expiry

Course and Assessment must be completed every 3 years as per industry best practice.

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