People Moving and Handling in schools (Animate Handling) - Course Details

Course intro:

This People Moving in education training course is designed to provide teaching and support staff all the skills to interact with children. It is designed around animate handling. The course covers best practice and assesses all interactions with children.  This course is ideally suited for staff such as teaching staff and SNA`s that are involved with children. The course covers the aids such as hoists, wheels chairs and other equipment children use in schools.


Course content

  • Introduction & Course Objectives
  • Legislation – Legal Implications (Part 2, Chapter 4, Regulation 58/59)
  • Animate handling in schools
  • Employer Duties
  • Employee Duties
  • 8 principles of Safe Lifting
  • Hazard identification
  • Hoists, Slings, Wheelchairs etc
  • Risk Assessment (T.I.L.E.O)
  • Anatomy
  • Fit for work and practical skills (Animate practical skills
  • Evaluations


Practical and Theory assessment


Who is the course intended for:

All staff who engage in the animate handling or assisting children to heighten their functioning capacity within the school