Manual Handling & Patient Handling

manual handlingThis course gives a practical guidance on the Manual Handling of Loads Regulation, which forms part of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007, it offers employers an opportunity to meet their legal requirements as outlined in the above reg’s, to that end;

There are four key requirements:

  • Avoidance of Manual Handling
  • Reduction of Manual Handling
  • Risk Assessment of Manual Handling Tasks
  • Provision of Instruction and training for relevant employees
Manual Handling is a physical activity that takes place in every workplace, and in some cases the activity does not pose a problem. However it can be a potential workplace hazard when an employee for example is required to handle heavy loads, such as patients, which could result in a back injury which is one of the most complained of injuries.
In addition, patient handling can be equally as physical if not more labour intensive. After completing a people handling risk assessment, this part of the course if availed of, will show how to carry out a range of appropriate people handling techniques to include transferring, supporting, gliding, sliding, rolling, sitting, standing and mobilisation for people who need assistance.
Course Duration: 1 Day, including patient handlingCARE LIFTING
Course Duration: half Day, basic manual handling
We are providers of patient handling to many residential care facilities.

Class size: up to 12
Class size: up to 8 for people handling

Cost: 1 day which includes patient handling €1000,
or half day basic manual handling €500

Certification: All participants will receive a certificate of attendance. Refresher course is recommended every 3 years

Competencies: Our Instructors are all Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) accredited having each completed an obligatory QQI Level 6 Manual Handling Instructors Course & QQI Level 6 Patient Handling Instructor Course.
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