Hoist transfer practice with Fit For Life.

Manual Handling Training Courses


*This page is for individuals who wish to book a course at one of our course in Sandyford or other regional training locations. If you require manual handling training for your team in a healthcare settings please click here.

Over the years our onsite experiences working in Irish nursing homes, daycare centres and in the community has allowed us to integrate current best practice manual handling techniques seamlessly from training to day-to-day care. Fit For Life is committed to keeping up to date on the latest equipment and training that Irish healthcare needs. All of our therapists receive continuous specialist training that allows us to provide support in complex handling cases; offering advice on systems to suit the needs of the task.


Our manual handling trainers are all senior staff, qualified to at least Fetac level 6 in Manual Handling Instruction. They have many years of practice in long term care and the community supporting healthcare workers and carers to understand the main manual handling tasks their roles require. They inform and educate on best practice for safe manual handling and can provide advice on new equipment and/or systems that may suit your sites.

Due to Covid Restrictions we are not currently delivering training to individuals at our training centres but we hope to have courses up and running again by Autumn 2021 * 

      

 

For more information of these courses please call (01) 213 7915 to speak to one of our team

People Manual Handling Course


This training is suitable for healthcare professionals, carers who work in the home and community who have not undergone training previously. It can also be used to train experienced carers in more details to cover relevant case profiles that may be specific to them. Course Outline: This course educates the participants to make informed decisions in relation to the type of equipment and number of people required to reduce risk, while understanding the apprehension of residents being transferred. This full day course includes theory overview, quizzes, demonstration and practice (unsafe handling, best practice techniques, use of hoist and other handling aids), risk assessment, problem solving and case-study discussion. ​Please click here to find out more about this course and how to to book a place on our next course in Sandyford Village *course not currently being run due to covid restrictions but we hope to have up and running again in Autumn 2021




Refresher Training – People & Manual Handling


This is ideal for individuals who have previously undergone a full day of manual handling training previously. There is more time to dedicate to practical applications in your workplace. Our goal is to identify with your team what challenges they have, how they can change their risk assessment to allow them to continue with the manual handling tasks safely. ​Please click here to find out more about the course and how book a place on our next course. *course not currently being run due to covid restrictions but we hope to be back up and running by Autumn 2021




Manual Handling Training course


We tailor our training days to deliver non people manual handling training for non-clinical team workers such as: Kitchen, housekeeping, maintenance, administration team, office workers Tasks related to their roles ensuring they apply safe principles for manual handling tasks. Please click here to find out more about this course and how to book a place. *course not currently being run due to covid restrictions but we hope to have up and running in Autumn 2021




Hoist and Sling Workshop


From our experience we have found that a specialised hoist workshop can be very beneficial to help support your team with knowing their role and responsibilities in hoist operation. This workshop is very practical and all attendees experience hoist use and operation. In the standard manual handling training you are not able to give all attendees this experience due to time constraints. We go through the roles of clinical staff with hoist assessment, sling assessment and protocols of corerct use. Please click here for more information and how to book a place on the next course. *course not currently being run due to covid restrictions but we hope to have up and running again but Autumn 2021