People Moving & Handling

Safetech Consulting and Training

Upcoming Courses:

12 Apr 2023 at Letterkenny

19 Apr 2023 at Sligo

12 May 2023 at Letterkenny

People Moving & Handling

Almost one third of workplace accidents are a result of unsafe manual handling practices and 80% of people will experience back pain at some time in their life. The People Handling/Risk Assessment training programme is designed to provide the participants with the knowledge and skill they need to carry out a Manual/People Handling Risk Assessment and to move clients and loads safely. This full day course is run in accordance with current legislation and guidelines i.e. Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2010 and General Application Regulations 2007 to 2016.

Aim Of Training

To provide participants with the skills and knowledge required to apply the correct techniques used in Moving and Handling tasks while promoting at all times the independence and dignity of the client and the carer.


On completion of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Understand Manual Handling Legislation
  • Understand how to protect yourself, your colleagues and your clients
  • Identify the risk factors associated with people moving and handling
  • Describe, and apply to your work, the principles of safe Moving & Handling

Course Content

On completion of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Manual Handling Legislation - as it applies to the employer and employee
  • Anatomy of the spine and muscular system & mechanisms of injury
  • Ergonomic risk assessment
  • Principles of safe people/manual handling
  • Practice in safe handling of loads
  • Practice in safe handling of clients, including use of handling aids. (Banana board, slide sheets & wheelchair).
  • Overview on use of hoist (Note: Training in the safe use of hoist to be provided by supplier of hoist only)
  • Assessment

Method of Training

  • PowerPoint Presentation
  • Physical lifting techniques
  • Equipment demonstrations
  • Assessment


Please ensure that all participants wear the following clothing:

  • Tracksuit or similar (no skirts, jeans or trousers other than loose tracksuit type material)
  • Suitable footwear; runners or similar (no MBT's, crocks, sandals or any other shoes that do not adequately cover the foot). Soles should be flat
  • No jewellery except wedding rings
  • Please inform the Instructor of any medical condition that you may have if you feel relevant to the training day and in particular the practical work
  • 100% participation in the practical work is expected to successfully complete the course


Full Safetech certification of attendance is provided on successful completion of the course.


1 Day

Maximum Participants


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