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Patient Moving and Handling

Inanimate and Patient Moving & Handling Course


Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act (2005)

Safety Health and Welfare at work (General Applications) Regulations 2007

SI No 299 of 2007 – Manual handling regulations 68 & 69


Course Aim                              

To provide participants with a good knowledge of Moving & Handling principles and practice moving inanimate objects and patients


Target Group                           

  • Family Carers
  • Former family Carers
  • People interested in working in Care
  • Personal Assistants
  • Home Helps
  • Nursing Home staff



1 Day



Venues nationwide


Course Content                        

  • Legislation
  • The back: how it works, how it may be injured
  • Fitness and Flexibility
  • Ergonomics
  • Anatomy
  • Hazardous Loads
  • Spinal Biomechanics 
  • Manual Handling Assessment
  • Principles of Safe Handling
  • Inanimate and Patient Handling Practical Sessions
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Good Housekeeping


Training Methods

The course is a mixture of theory, practical demonstrations and practical application of the theory in using moving and handling aids to move people safely. A workbook is also completed with moving and handling relevant questions.


Assessment Criteria

The Learner is assessed on their ability to complete a series of Patient Moving & Handling tasks safely.  



A Certificate of Attendance is issued upon successful completion of the training. 

This certificate is valid for two years from date of issue.


For further details, please contact:-

The Training Unit, HealthCare Ireland, Ph: 086 3941848

Email training@healthcareireland.ie