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Patient Moving


Course Aim

This one day course is designed to teach the learner the skills needed to handle and move patients safely and securely. Patient moving and handling training is a requirement and is law for all staff members working or wishing to work in the healthcare profession, these include healthcare assistants, nurses, porters, therapists and any person with the responsibility of manually helping a persons movement. Injuries can easily happen if incorrect equipment or movement is used to aid the moving and handling of patients. This one-day course is designed to train the learner how to handle and move patients physically with the use of certain equipment. As well, the best methods and techniques for using this equipment safely for themselves and their patients.

PSAT personal security awareness training

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course participants will gain the skills and knowledge necessary to have an understanding of the following:

  • Current Legislation
  • Muscular-skeletal system
  • Bio mechanics and mechanism of injury
  • Ergonomics and risk assessment
  • Flexibility
  • Basic principles of lifting
  • Patient Moving & Handling
  • Use of hoists.

Training Methods & Duration

The course is facilitated by an instructor /tutor who will use a variety of techniques such as lectures, demonstrations, practical’s and group discussions amongst others, to guide you through the course.

Who Should Attend?

This training is aimed at nurses, healthcare assistants, SNA’s and any person who wants to learn safe patient moving and handling Course Objectives

Assessment & Certification

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be issued with a certificate from SASS
This certificate will be valid for 3 years.


Duration:  TBC. This can be taught in modules as stand-alone courses.
Cost per individual:  TBC
Group rate (TBC): Group rates available upon request.


Max participants:TBC


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