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  • This is for:

    This course is for any person who is involved in patient handling in the workplace.

  • Objectives:

    To learn how to improve patient handling techniques, move and handle patient safely and be able to conduct a personal manual handling risk assessment.

  • Certification:

    A 3 year Certificate of Competence will be awarded on successful completion of the course.

Course Summary

Our Patient Moving & Handling Course is designed to help delegates comply with current legal requirements in the workplace in relation to safely moving and handling patients or clients in a variety of healthcare-related settings. Also to understand the structure of the back and the ways in which it can become injured and how to apply the principles of safe moving and handling to prevent injury or illness. Over 50% of injuries and illness within the healthcare industry are of the back and shoulder and occur owing to the poor handling and moving of patients. The Patient Moving & Handling Course content is designed to highlight the problems associated with patient handling and sets out the best practices in dealing with them.

This course runs regularly at our Chester training centre. Please contact us for more details: 01829 732 615


  • Introduction, registration & domestics
  • Accident statistics & the cost of non compliance
  • How your back works and the prevention of injury
  • The basic lifting techniques
  • Patient handling concepts
  • Introduction to patient handling concepts
  • How to effectively move and handle patients safely
  • Ergonomics, Lifting Equipment and Risk Assessment
  • Practical Workshop of Moving and Handling Methods
  • Evaluation

This is an example syllabus but will depend on your requirements

Course enquiry booking form

If you are interested on booking on this course please fill in this form and we will try and get back to you as soon as possible.