People Moving & Handling

Training Price : €100

We provide People Moving & Handling Training in our Training Centre, your business premises or at a venue close to you around Ireland. Please call us to get more information on 061 514572 or 061 474641

Course Aim

  • To provide learners with the knowledge, skills and attitude for safe People Handling.
  • To comply with the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005, The Safety Health and Welfare at Work, General Application) Regulations 2007.

Course Content

Introduction & Legislation

  • Injury incidence – statistics
  • Legislation – Safety Health & Welfare at Work Act 2005 – Duties of the employer and employee
  • General Application ( Manual Handling of Loads ) Regulations, 2007
  • Work at Height Regulations, 2007
  • Protection of Pregnant, Post Natal & Breastfeeding Employees Regulations, 2007

Anatomy & Biomechanics

  • Back injuries, how they happen- Prevention & Management
  • Repetitive or cumulative strain
  • Safe Body mechanics and Good Postures Awareness

Flexibility – Practical Exercises

  • Practical demonstration and participation

Ergonomics – Fitting the Job to the Person

  • Task- frequency, duration, pulling, lifting.
  • Load- weight, shape, size, stability
  • Work environment – space, lighting, equipment, floor surfaces
  • Individual capability- fitness for the task, previous injury, sensitive groups.

 Risk Assessment Process

  • Hazard identification & Risk Assessment
  • Risk Rating – Severity x Probability
  • Controls & Action Plan
  • People Handling Risk Assessment
  • Review of Case Studies
  • Evidence based practice
  • Group Work
  • Discussion
  • Unsafe Techniques to be avoided




1 Day

Delegates per Course

Maximum 10 delegates

Practical Session Techniques

Sit to StandAssisted WalkingMoving in BedSitting to the edge of bedTransfers A falling or fallen person Getting up from the floor Repositioning in chairs Special circumstances Use of Hoists


On successful completion of this course, learners will receive a HealthcareDirect Certificate of Attendance, which is valid for 3 years.

Contact Us

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Phone : 061 514572 / 061 474641

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