Safer people handling without devices

Safer people handling without devices

Course Overview

 Safer people handling without devices (SPHW) 3 Hrs

The course is designed to equip learners with the skills, knowledge and confidence to help your staff prevent injuries while delivering out manual handling tasks in the workplace. This course is used all work places with a need of manual handling of patients without using devices or equipment.

The topics covered include:

  • Risk Assessments – ELITE
  • Injuries while lifting incorrectly
  • Posture 
  • Basic of lifting
  • Workstation assessments
  • Moving patients in a chair/ from the chair / to the chair
  • Braced posture
  • Walking with patients
  • Health

    With years of experience dealing with real life emergencies, our expert trainers draw on their own experiences to make learning fun and memorable. Our trainers have up to date subject knowledge and come from a care/NHS back round. This ensures that learners leave with the confidence and vital skills needed to deal with the wide range of situations.

    Assessment and Certification

    The course consists of 3 hours contact time. Successful candidates will receive a Safer people handling without devices (SPHW) certificate. This is valid for a period of 3 years.


    Entry requirements

    All learners must be at least 16 years old and possess reasonable numeracy and literacy skills. Have an interest in care and willing to learn some new skills

    Refresher Training

    We recommend a 3-yearly refresher training to keep learners skills current and up to date.


    This course is used in conjunction with our care induction course. Please see our website for more information.