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Safe Moving & Handling of Patients

Course Code

Course Cost: £495.00 + Vat per closed course

Forthcoming Course Dates

Training Course Information

If your organisation is responsible for patient movement & handling this course is ideal for you. 

Date of Next Course: Upon Application

Venue: TBC

Duration: 1 Day

The Safe Moving & Handling of Patients training course is designed for organisations who are responsible for assisting a patient with their own movements.

Course Benefits

Moving people is the biggest cause of injuries to both staff and service users, with the HSE reporting that approximately 5,000 moving and handling injuries are reported every year, with 2,000 occurring in social care. 

Keeping your patients safe and contributing towards high standards of patient care are critical and essential towards maintaining a positive perception within the local community and the overall success of your nursing home and residential care organisation.






Our Safe Moving & Handling of Patients training course is primarily aimed at the health and care sector and provides the following delegate benefits;

  • Making the process of moving and handling patients as safe as possible
  • Move and handle people in a way that provides dignity and greater comfort to the patient
  • Can be tailored to suit the individual pieces of equipment used in your organisation
  • Is ideal for any organisation with responsibility for assisting a patient with their own movements or enabling movement when a patient is incapacitated

Unique Challenges Associated With Moving Patients

Unique risks and challenges associated with the movement of patients include:

  • Heavier objects
  • A duty of care – keeping and moving patients safely
  • Use of specialised equipment

HFR Solutions Safe Moving & Handling of Patients training course will provide best practice processes for patient movement and the use of specialised equipment.

This comprehensive training course syllabus covers;

  • Legislation
  • Musculoskeletal system
  • Health, safety and dignity
  • Risk and risk assessment
  • Safe handling techniques
  • Sit to stand and stand to sit
  • Assisted walking
  • Bed mobility
  • Slings, hoists and ancillary equipment
  • Emergency patient movement
  • Special patient groups
  • Safe use of wheelchairs

Learning Outcomes

The benefits for your nursing home and residential care home booking delegates onto our specialised Safe Moving & Handling of Patients training course includes;

  • This course will help to set the standards for moving patients within the nursing home and residential care home sectors
  • Best practice techniques - for moving and handling people with the least amount of effort
  • New skills - Improve the competence levels of your team
  • Peace of mind
  • Patient care - It will help to contribute to improving patient care
  • Improving morale – Your team will be trained in advanced manual handling best practice techniques
  • Legal compliance - provide you and your organisation with a better understanding of legalisation and how it may affect your operation 
  • Familiarisation and usage of specialist equipment

The Safe Moving and Handling of Patients training programme is designed to provide delegates with the essential knowledge and understanding of safe moving techniques to prevent personal injury to the patient and to the person who is being moved, as well as covering industry legal requirements relevant to the handling of people.

Upon successfully completion of the Safe Moving & Handling of Patients 1 Day training course, delegates will receive certification.

Relevant Legislation

  • Manual Handling Operations Regulations (MHOR) 1992 and revised version March 2004
  • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999