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People Handling

30 minutes of learning content

Developed with Chartered Physiotherapists

3 months access

Safer handling principles

Online People Handling Course

Safer moving and handling of people & patients

Healthcare Professionals are often involved in the movement of patients within their daily work. Safe moving and handling of people continues to be a major challenge in all health and social care settings, and poses a risk of injury for the carer and for the person. When patient handling is performed correctly, patients can be moved with ease and with reduced risk of injury, to both the patient and the healthcare professional.

This online People Handling e-learning course offers employers and employees a best practice guide on safer patient handling. It has been developed specifically for the healthcare sector. It will be of great benefit to all frontline and ancillary staff within the acute and community hospital sectors; carers working in long-stay institutions, respite care and nursing homes; those who deliver home help services; providers of nurse education.

  • 30 Minutes of learning content

    Learn on your computer or iPad

  • 0.5 CPD Points

    PDF certificate of completion available

  • 3 Months access

    24/7 access to learning materials

  • Developed with Chartered Physiotherapists

    High quality learning materials

  • Only €40

    Great value

  • Up-to-date content

    Suitable for acute hospital and community settings

Start learning now. Enroll and pay online and you could be learning in no time.

E-Learning Content

  • Introduces moving and handling of people
  • Describes safer people handling practices
  • Features specialist guidance from a chartered physiotherapist
  • Outlines the process for people handling risk assessments
  • Sets out the principles of safer handling
  • Demonstrates the key safer handling techniques:
    • Rolling a person
    • Inserting and removing sliding sheets
    • Repositioning people using sliding sheets
    • Assisting people to stand and walk with handling belts
    • The use of roll boards in lateral transfers
    • Using hoists
  • Highlights the important role you play in safer people handling

Content Specialist: Lelia Jennings

MISCP, Dip SHWW (Physiotherapy)

Lelia Jennings is a Chartered Physiotherapist who specialises in the area of ergonomics and health and safety. Lelia is a member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists, of ‘Back Exchange’ in the UK and of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). She is a past chairperson of the special interest group “Chartered Physiotherapists in Occupational Health and Ergonomics (CPOHE). Lelia is a Director of Occupational Physiotherapy Solutions Ltd (OPS)

Lelia Jennings


Health Management Institute of Ireland (HMI

‘Off the shelf’ e-learning

People Handling is also available for organisations to host on their existing learning management system (LMS). Our flexible pricing structure makes it suitable for both large and small organisations.

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This is designed to be a supplementary training resource and should not replace tutor led practical training.