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Manual Handling and Safe Patient Movement 5th Aug 2022

Manual Handling and Safe Patient Moving-now enrolling:

  • Friday 5th August
  • Friday 16th September
  • Friday 28th October
  • Friday 9th December

Following HSE guidelines RSG has implemented suitable appropriate control measures place to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 infection:

  • Social distancing 2 metre (6 feet) space between you and other people
  • Provision of PPE
  • Provision of Hand Sanitiser
  • Provision of face masks

TO APPLY CLICK HERE and select your module(s) of choice or for more information call us on 086 166 8428 Or email
Course details:

Course Name Manual Handling and Safe Patient Movement
Duration 1 day
Location Derrane, Roscommon
Module Status Mandatory
Certification Valid for 3 years

Course Aim

The Manual Handling and Safe Patient Moving training course can be completed in a day.  It covers a range of topics in order to give the learner confidence to risk assess Patient Moving & Manual Handling tasks and perform said tasks within their workplace. This course is designed for healthcare workers who need to be trained to safely move and handle patients under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work 2005 and Manual Handling Regulations 1993 and 2007

Course Content

  • The Law and its Application to the Manual Handling Environment
  • Musculoskeletal System
  • Biomechanics and Mechanism of Injury
  • Flexibility
  • Ergonomics and Risk Assessment
  • Basic Principles of Lifting
  • Log Roll
  • Sitting Patient up in Bed
  • Turning patient in bed using sliding sheets
  • Moving patient up the bed using sliding sheets
  • Sitting Patient to edge of a bed
  • Standing patient
  • Transferring patient from bed to chair
  • The falling patient
  • Correct use of hoist/slings


There are currently no prerequisites for this course. Learners should be physically well enough to carry out a range of patient moving and handling techniques.


  • Learners will be evaluated on their patient moving and handling techniques. They must demonstrate competence in all movements and pass a written test.


Upon successful completion of this course learners will be issued with Manual Handling Certificate and a Patient Moving Certificate and are valid for 3 years

Course Delivery

  • Directed Learning in a face-to-face setting
  • Directed learning via Virtual Classroom on online Zoom Platform
  • Group Discussions/Interactions/Breakout Rooms
  • Work Experience/Simulated Work environment
  • Tutorials/One on one supported learning
  • Role Play
  • Self-Directed Learning
  • Problem-Based Learning

All training is delivered in a people-centered, friendly, and enjoyable learning environment to ensure each learner is given every opportunity to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, and competence to excel in a caring role.  Training is delivered by expert dedicated tutors with a background and in-depth knowledge and experience of the healthcare sector.

County Roscommon Disability Support Group CLG is a QQI accredited training provider. County Roscommon Disability Support Group CLG has an agreed Quality Assurance System in place with QQI to ensure that QQI standards are met and maintained at all times. County Roscommon Disability Support Group CLG adheres to and complies with the standards and requirements as set out by QQI.