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People Manual Handling Training for Nursing Homes  

This training is suitable for healthcare professionals and carers who work in the home and community. It can also be used to train experienced carers in more details to cover relevant case profiles that may be specific to them. Our training groups have a maximum of 10 people per course in order to keep the trainer:attendee ratio at an appropriate level to guarantee the quality of the training. 

Course Outline:

  • Our training programmes are in line with HSA and Fetac guidelines and are suitable for 8 -10 participants.

  • Manual handling training for people who have not undergone training previously.

  • 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.


Duration: 6 hours, Certified 6 CPD points.


  • Full certificates of attendance are issued on completion of the training.

  • Personalised courses - Our manual handling instructors will contact you before the course to discuss your current resident profile and assess your specific manual handling goals.

  • In-depth know-how: Fit For Life have been working alongside nurses and care assistants in residential care settings for over 15 years. We understand the challenges they face on a daily basis and that allows us to focus on the issues that are most important to them.

  • Reduction in the risk of patient/resident injury due to poor manual handling techniques.

  • Guaranteed compliance: On site follow-up support is now available to ensure compliance with best practice and full achievement of your manual handling goals.

  • Reducing the risk of work related injuries due to poor manual handling techniques.


To find out more information please call (01) 213 7915 or click on the button below and a member of our senior management team will contact you as soon as possible!

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