3. Manual Handling / Patient Moving - Monday Course - 9th Oct - Room 27 GTI Full-Time Students

Manual Handling Course :

  • Day 1 - In person, in a classroom. Monday 9th Oct, 09.00 - 16.00, Room 27 - Rear of GTI

Patient moving and Manual handling


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

Course Content:

  • The Law and its Application to the Manual Handling Environment
  • Musculoskeletal System
  • Bio-mechanics and Mechanism of Injury
  • Flexibility
  • Ergonomics and Risk Assessment
  • Basic Principles of Lifting
  • Log Roll
  • Sitting Patient up in Bed
  • Turning patient in bed using sliding sheets
  • Moving patient up the bed using sliding sheets
  • Sitting Patient to edge of a bed
  • Standing patient
  • Transferring patient from bed to chair
  • The falling patient
  • Correct use of hoist / slings


Students will be evaluated on their patient moving and handling techniques. They must demonstrate competence in all movements and pass a written test.