Manual Handling & Patient Moving

Course fee: €80

Upcoming Course Dates in Galway

18 April 2019
16 may 2019
20 June 2019
22 August 2019
19 September 2019
17 October 2019
21 November 2019
12 December 2019



The course is designed to develop the student’s knowledge and application of manual handling and patient lifting and enable them upon completion of the course to adopt best practice manual handling techniques while carrying out their duties.

Method of Delivery

The Manual Handling & Patient Moving  course will utilise both theory and practical learning which will encourage student participation and feedback and ensure strong knowledge of practical skills.


1 Day (09:30 - 17:00)


There will be both a short theory and practical assessment/demonstration required in order to successfully complete the Manual Handling & Patient Moving course and receive certification.


A certificate of attendance and competency in Manual Handling & Patient Moving  is awarded by the Irish Ambulance Training Institute and is fully recognised by the HSA (Health & Safety Authority).

Manual Handling & Patient Moving Course Content

  • Describe the law and its application to manual handling as per Health, Safety and Welfare at Work Act 2005/1989
  • Describe the Musculo-Skeletal system and how it relates to manual handling and patient lifting
  • Describe the biomechanics of injury relating to manual handling
  • Describe the ergonomics and risk assessment relating to manual handling and patient lifting
  • Describe the issues relating to flexibility during manual handling
  • Describe the principles of lifting
  • Identify and emphasise the importance of good communications during manual handling operations
  • Rolling of patients demonstrating best practice techniques
  • Assisting patients in both sitting and standing from lying, sitting and standing demonstrating best practice techniques
  • Using aides to transfer patients i.e. Slide Sheets, Turn Tables, Wheelchairs, Banana Boards, Hoists etc. demonstrating best practice techniques and choice of appropriate aides for a given situation and a patients physical condition.


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Course Cost: €80

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