Patient Handling Course

Patient Handling Course

The course is designed for those working in a care environment that have to assist with the movement of a patient.

These courses will be customised to the equipment used in your care setting.

Who should attend

  • Carers who assist in the movement of a patient

Course syllabus

  • The Regulations
  • Responsibilities under The Regulations
  • Anatomy
  • Results of poor handling
  • Risk Assessing
  • Safer lifting and handling techniques
  • Use of hoists
  • Use of frames
  • Use of wheel chairs

Course duration

  • Four hours excluding breaks
  • Courses are normally run over one morning session but other timings such as afternoon, evening or weekend can be arranged

Course dates

  • Closed courses can be held at your site for your group of up to 12 students at times and date to suit you


  • Continuous, unobtrusive assessment by trainer


  • A certificate which shows attendance at the training session.
  • Certificate is valid for one year.

Special Consideration

  • It is the responsibility of the student that they are physically fit before they attend this course as there will be some practical activities.

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