Manual Handling Courses

People-Patient Handling Training Course

This course is designed to instruct employees in the theory and practice of safe patient handling. To comply with Part 4 Chapter 2 of the “General Application Regulation Regulations 2007, Manual Handling of Loads”, which states that staff engaged in manual handling must be given appropriate training. Safe Patient Handling techniques can reduce the risk of injury to both the employee and the Patient.

How is the training deliverd

The training is delivered onsite, at our premises in Dublin 12, as face-to-face training.

Duration: 3.5 Hours

Time: 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Venue: C1 Centrepoint Business Park, Oak Road, Dublin 12


The aim of this People/Patient handling training course is to teach attendees about the guidelines of the Safety Health and Welfare Act, Manual Handling of loads regulations (General Applications) 2007. and to teach Safe Patient Handling techniques can reduce the risk of injury to both the employee and the Patient. the course covers anatomy, the spinal column, related spinal injuries, risk assessment, correct manual handling techniques and the importance of good posture and fitness levels.

Patient Handling Course Objectives

Upon completion of this Patient Handling course participants will be able to:

  • Recognize a load which is too heavy or awkward
  • Understand the limitations of the spine and muscular system
  • Conduct a patient handling risk assessment
  • Lift and handle patients safely.

Patient Handling Course Content

  • Dangers of careless and unskilled methods
  • Legislation
  • Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment
  • Principles of levers and laws of motion
  • Anatomy of the spine and muscular system
  • How the body is harmed through incorrect patient handling techniques
  • Importance of physical fitness
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Normal patient movement
  • Patient handling aids & techniques 


On successful completion of this course, participants will receive a certificate titled “Patient Handling Training” which will be awarded by Guardian Safety. This Cert will be valid for 3 years.

We issue a digital certification & all certificates are kept on file and can be re-sent if misplaced.

Refresher training is recommended at intervals of not greater than 3 years


To attend People Handling Training, participants must have a valid Manual Handling Certificate. if you don’t have one we have an online manual handling course available which can be completed anytime 24/7 

All participants must be fluent in English.

Number of Participants Per Course

The maximum number of users per in-person course is 8

Who Should Attend

Employees whose work involves the movement or assisting the movements of patients with injury or decreased mobility. This course is suitable for carers, First Aiders, healthcare workers, those working in Nursing homes, hospitals, and respite centers. 

Special Instructions for This Course

Any special needs/requirements should be identified at the time of booking.

Course participants should wear loose-fitting comfortable clothing (trousers) and closed-toe shoes.

We have developed several learner supports over the years, thus we can help learners to reach their full potential (literacy, hearing impaired, learning difficulties, etc.). Drop us an email or give us a call and let us know how we can help.

Guardian Safety Instructors

Guardian Safety is a QQI registered training provider and all instructors are fully qualified Patient Handling Instructors, having achieved Level 6 in the National Framework of Qualifications. All course instructors hold a minimum of Train the Trainer qualification and are qualified safety practitioners holding a minimum of a Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety.

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