Looking For A Patient Moving And Handling Course?

21 March 2023

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Do it the Expert, Flexible Way with TTM Training

Are you a healthcare worker needing to complete Patient Moving and Handling Training before you can start work… or your current certificate is due to expire? Are you an organisation looking to equip your staff with this essential training? Then we’ve got you sorted. As a division of TTM Healthcare Solutions, TTM Training & Consultancy is your best-in-class choice for mandatory Patient Moving and Handling - combining expertise with experience, flexibility and accessibility.

Why You Need Patient Moving and Handling Training

Under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work 2005 and Manual Handling Regulations 2007, all healthcare workers are required to complete training in the safe movement and handling of patients. The course teaches you or your staff members how to safely move and handle patients according to the Regulations. Participants learn the various safe and effective techniques that need to be used in a variety of settings as well as how to safely use patient handling equipment such as hoists.

Why TTM Training for Patient Moving and Handling?

Our Patient Moving and Handling course is one of a suite of training courses we offer our partners and employees throughout Ireland. Wholly dedicated to the healthcare sector for 20 years, no one knows the healthcare sector like TTM, and TTM Training is one of the ways we pass this knowledge and experience on to you.

Our Patient Moving and Handling Course is professionally delivered by industry experts. It offers quality PRACTICAL training and support that is specifically tailored to the requirements of healthcare workers, and your needs.

To ensure individual attention, quality and focus, we deliver Patient Moving and Handling training in small groups and on a face-to-face basis.

To make the training convenient for you, we train nationwide - saving you travel time, expense and effort. On request, we can also arrange group bookings and in-house training.

In addition, you have the peace of mind of knowing that this course is accredited by the Health & Safety Authority. The 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 2007.

Who Can Do the Training?

Whether you’re a healthcare worker wanting to complete this course independently, or you’re an organisation with a group of employees that require training, we can assist. And if you have just one employee who needs training, that’s fine too.

What Does the Course Cover and Cost?

The duration of the course is 4 hours and it covers all essential aspects of patient moving and handling. You will gain an understanding of current legislation and its application in a manual handling environment.

You will learn about the Musculoskeletal system and flexibility as well as Biomechanics and mechanism of injury. The course covers Ergonomics and Risk Assessment, and you will become competent in safely carrying out the following movements/techniques:

- Basic principles of lifting.
- Log roll.
- Sitting a patient up in bed.
- Turning a patient in bed using sliding sheets.
- Moving a patient up the bed using sliding sheets.
- Sitting a patient to edge of a bed.
- Standing patient.
- Transferring patient from bed to chair.
- The falling patient.
- Correct use of hoists and slings.

The cost of the course is €80 per person individual booking and our Corporate Rate for group bookings is €68 pp.

This short video gives you an introduction to the course -

How are Participants Assessed and What Do They Receive?

You or your employees will be evaluated on patient moving and handling techniques and will need to demonstrate competency on all movements. A multiple-choice questionnaire must also be completed.

Each participant who successfully completes the course will be issued with a Patient Moving and Handling Certificate which is valid for 2 years.

Words from Some Course Participants

“Really good delivery of training by Sophie. It’s amazing the little things you forget over time. So, this was very helpful.”

“The instructor was very knowledgeable and made the course interesting and enjoyable.”

“I found Sophie to be a great instructor. The course content was clearly explained and demonstrated. I would recommend this course to others.”

​“It was a perfect refresher course. In depth and understandable. We even had the opportunity to practice.”

Book Your Training Now

Each month more than 1,000 healthcare professionals attend our range of mandatory and continuous professional development courses. Join them by booking Patient Moving and Handling Training here.

If you’re an employer looking to do group training, contact our Training Manager Peter Tonge:
T +353 (0) 65 68 69300 E.160
M 086 7754942