People Handling including Manual Handling РOne Day course 

Location – AdaptAbility Training Centre, Navan

Under Health and Safety legislation all employees who assist people to move need to be provided with adequate information and training. People Handling Training is provided as part of a programme to improve health and safety at work and reduce the of risk of injury.

This course is suitable for

Health professionals
Health care assistants
Special needs assistants
Home support workers

 *Lunch included*

This course covers

Relevant legislation
Structures of the back
Back care
How to prevent back injuries
Ergonomics and manual handling assessments
Principles of safer handling
The person as a load
Person moving and handling risk assessment

The course teaches

How to lift from waist level
How to lift from the floor
How to lift from shoulder level
Pushing and pulling loads
How to lift safely in a team
Repositioning the person in bed
Sitting the person forwards
Assisting someone to sit at the edge of the bed
Assisting someone to stand and walk
Lateral transfers
Management of the falling person
How to assist the fallen person


  • Instructors are fully qualified with QQI Level 6 Qualification in Special Purpose Certification in People Handling Instruction (6N0243)
  • Instructors are experienced health professionals
  • Small group training – all participants have an opportunity to practice safe handling techniques and receive feedback from our instructors
  • QQI certification is provided to all participants on course completion¬†
  • Custom built facility with access to an array of handling equipment
  • Consultation with participants and/or their employer to ensure training is tailored to meet the needs of the group.