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This is a detailed people handling training course designed for all personnel who work within residential and domiciliary settings who, as part of their duties, have to adjust and move individuals.

This People Handling Training course contains definitions on manual handling, the types of injuries received due to incorrect practice and basic anatomy of the spine and muscles within the body. Factors which contribute to safer handling and good base movement are also covered. The course includes different hoists and slings, discussing their uses, limitations and the correct ways in which to apply them.

Please note: The practical equipment (bed & hoist) are essential to this training and will need to be made available for delegate use on the day.

Course Summary

The syllabus covers such topics as:

  • Introduction and Legislation
  • The impact of back injury
  • The laws relating to manual handling
  • The concept of risk assessment and its basis in law
  • The anatomy, injuries and the spine
  • Principles of lifting and the importance of good posture
  • Recognising controversial moving and handling techniques
  • Techniques used to move people safely without equipment
  • Handling equipment and its use
  • Recommended emergency techniques
  • The theory of hoist and sling use
  • Problem solving practical exercises
  • Bariatric care
  • Applied practical workstation and simulated practical assessment (including slings and hoist)

Face to Face Training

  • Max attendees: 15
  • Course length: 1 day

This course can be tailored to meet your specific requirements.


Webinar Training

  • Max attendees: 20
  • Single session: 2½ hours (approximately)

Tutor lead webinars delivering theory based learning. Any practical elements are demonstrated via instructional videos.


Make an enquiry

To make a booking – or for further course details – please contact us on telephone: 029 20 494969. You can also write to us for more information about all of our healthcare training courses.