Course Overview
To ensure employees understand the practical applications of moving patients in bed and transfers and the theory and practical applications of hoisting principles
Target Staff Group
All Older People Inpatient Mental Health Nurses and Healthcare Support Workers
Specialist Services Community Nursing Teams
All AHPs and AHP Assistants working in above inpatient settings
Course Prerequisites
Not Applicable
  • Injuries and their avoidance
  • Legislation & Risk Assessment
  • Principles of safer handling & back care
  • Ergonomics and posture
  • Team handling & Communication
  • Practical applications of moving larger loads
  • Practical pushing, pulling, lifting and lowering
  • Practical applications of moving patients from sitting to standing (from chair or bed), moving forward and back in the chair, walking, assisting falling/fallen patients
  • Turning in bed
  • Getting in and out of bed
  • Moving up the bed
  • Lying to sitting on the edge
  • Supine lateral transfers trolley to bed
  • Hoist Safety, principles & practice
  • Use of passive and stand-aid hoists
  • Fitting of slings
  • Practical hoisting chair to chair, chair to bed, from the floor
  • Practical hoisting chair to chair, chair to bed, from the floor
  • Transfers from chair to chair, chair to toilet
Delivery Method
Refresher Period
One day
How to Book

Initially - This is automatically allocated to those staff who require it
Refresher - ESR via E-learning, searching for Safe Handling High Risk Update