People Handling Instructor Training Courses

By: Occupational Physiotheraphy Solutions (OPS)  12/05/2011
Keywords: Physical Therapy, health and safety training, Manual Handling

This is a FETAC Level 6 People Handling instructor course for individuals who wish to provide people handling instruction in the workplace. It is a nine-day, interactive  course which is delivered in four modules over six weeks.  Successful participants will receive a FETAC Level 6 award in Manual Handling Instruction and a FETAC Level 6 award in People Handling Instruction.

We also provide in-house courses for organisations who wish to train a group of employees to provide people handling instruction within the organisation.

The course aims to provide the participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to develop and deliver effective training courses in manual handling and in people handling in the health and social care context.


  • Candidates must have experience with handling patients/clients in a health or social care context
  • They would preferably have a nursing or therapy background
  • They need to have good communication skills in order to have the confidence to deliver effective training at all levels of the organisation.

The course content covers all the topics required to achieve the learning outcomes in the FETAC standards ‘Instructing Manual Handling’ and ‘Instructing People Handling’ and includes:

  • Information on relevant health and safety, human rights and disability legislation
  • Information on the structure and function of the spine and on how to keep the spine healthy
  • Information on how injuries may occur and on how to prevent injuries occurring
  • The relevance of ergonomics to manual handling and people handling tasks
  • Manual handling assessments and implementation of control measures
  • People handling assessments and handling plans
  • Principles of safer handling
  • Practical inanimate handling techniques
  • Practical people handling techniques
  • Problem solving skills
  • Use of a range of manual handling and people handling equipment
  • Presentation/Instructional skills

Each participant will receive a comprehensive set of course notes and a sample training presentation CD.

Keywords: health and safety training, Manual Handling, Patient Handling, Physical Therapy

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