People Moving Refresher

Millmount Maintenance Training Facility


This course aims to refresh healthcare workers in the safest best practice in patients handling care.

Who should attend:

All staff involved in patient handling (10-12 staff)

Location & Duration

Onsite 4 hours

Course Requirements:

Attendees should be qualified with QQI/FETAC Level 5 component certificate in core skills (SN2770) which includes moving and handling techniques.

Course Aims:

• Move and handle people in a way that requires the least amount of effort
• Move and handle people in a way that provides greater comfort and dignity to the patient or resident
• Understand manual handling legislation as it applies to Healthcare
• Gain a better understanding of spinal mechanics
• Look after your own back and that of patients / residents
• Conduct a personal risk assessment for patients / residents
• Safely move people with and without the use of specialist equipment

Course Objectives:

• Key Elements of People Moving
• Risks and Controls related to People Moving
• People Moving – Risk Assessments/ Personal Plan
• People Moving Equipment
• People Moving – Controversial Techniques
• People Moving – Good Techniques
• Practical Sessions and Assessments in People Moving


Manual handing and people moving can be carried out on a day course which proves more cost effective.

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