People Moving and Handling


Learn new skills or refresh your existing skills to move patients or people safely and securely.


Duration: One day (6 Hours).


Location: Onsite training or based in Naas depending on availability.


Price: €70 per person. Group rate – Please contact us using our booking enquiry form.


DSP: We welcome the Department of Social Protection clients. Please contact your case officer for TSG funding. Link to Website


Qualification: Personalised Certificate of Attendance will be issued on successful completion. Valid for 3 years.


At Learn How training we strive to make your training experience enjoyable and most importantly to send you on your way in confidence knowing the basic correct People Moving and Handling methods.


Course Materials: Training Manual provided.


Learner Requirements: Please ensure to wear comfortable clothing and footwear.


Course Content

Part 1: Theory and Revision

Legislation and Manual Handling

Dangers of careless and unskilled methods

How the body is harmed through incorrect handling techniques

How to handle loads safely (TILE)


Part 2: Instructor demonstration on Manual Handling

Followed by a practice session and assessment.


By the end of this course this course participants will successfully be able to:

State the relevant safety legislation and to describe the limitations of the spine

Identify the risks of working with people

Move, handle and transfer a person safely.

Perform a log roll safely and sit a person up in the bed.

Know correct technique for moving a person in bed with a sliding sheet.

Identify and assess mechanical aids that should be used when moving a person (TILE) & perform a lift using a hoist.

Sit a patient to the edge of a bed, stand a person and know how to manage safely.

Transfer a person from bed to chair.

Manage a falling patient.






Any learner that may experience difficulty, or who is unable to partake in certain elements of People Moving and Handling training is encouraged to speak with your instructor in confidence before training commences.