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Course Information:

Aim: To equip the learner with the necessary knowledge and skills to understand the principles and practical importance of moving and lifting people.

Participant Profile: Course is suitable for those who require a formal qualification and skills to be competent in people handling.

Duration: Half day in a classroom setting

Expiry: 3 years

Programme Outcomes:

Learners who successfully complete this course will:

  1. Be able to define people handling
  2. Understand the legal aspects of People handling
  3. Understand the principles of moving and handling
  4. Understand the basic structure and function of the spine
  5. Be aware of how the spine can be injured
  6. Be able to complete risk assessments
  7. Understand the importance of fitness and flexibility
  8. Demonstrate the principles of moving and handling


Entry Requirement: A strong level of spoken English required.
Assessment: Each participant will be taught, practice and demonstrate people moving actions
Tutor Profile: All tutors are highly qualified Manual and People Handling Instructors.
Support: A range of accommodations and supports are available according to specific learner needs. One to one support available from tutor throughout the course.
Resources: Learners receive a comprehensive resource pack that can be used as a reference during and after the course.
Booking Process & Fee: Booking Form available by email to admin@barrowtraining.ie or online at www.barrowtraining.ie. Discounts available if the course is booked and paid in full online.
Refresher: Successful learners must complete a people handling refresher within 3 years in order to maintain their People Handling certificate.

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