People-Patient Handling Training Course
Course Duration: 3.5 Hours
Times: 9.30 AM – 1.00 PM
Venue: C1 Centre Point, Business Park, Dublin 12
The training course can also be delivered at your premises.
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.
Patient Handling Course Objectives
On 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 Training Course Content
- Dangers of careless and unskilled methods
- 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
Guardian Safety Trainers
Guardian Safety is a FETAC 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.
Maximum Participants per Course 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.
To attend People Handling Training, participants must have completed a currently valid Manual Handling Certificate. Attendance to Manual Handling Training is optional.
Theory test, followed by a practical assessment of safe patient handling.
DVD and laptop/projector presentations are used. Notes on safe Patient Handling are provided for each participant.
Patient Handling Attendance Certification
Guardian Safety Patient Handling Attendance Certificate for each attendee.
Special Instructions For This Course
Course participants should wear loose-fitting comfortable clothing (trousers) and closed-toe shoes.
Any special needs /requirements should be identified at the time of booking.
How to book
Book online Patient Handling Training Course