Training Overview: BLS, Manual Handling and Falls Prevention Course


Here at Direct Medics we pride ourselves on being able to offer our candidates free accredited training with our in-house trainer’s, Johnny Boyle and Kate Kingston. Below is all the information that you need to know about our in-house trainer’s and our Basic Life Support skills with Manual Handling and Falls Prevention training.

About our Trainers

Johnny Boyle and Kate Kingston have been our in-house trainer’s for the last two years, since we were first able to start providing candidates with free training courses. Together they have a staggering total of over 40 years of nursing experience, as well as many years of Healthcare training experience before they arrived at Direct Medics!

About our BLS, Manual Handling & Falls Prevention Course

This training is mandatory for all Healthcare Assistants and Nurses in Northern Ireland and also in the Republic of Ireland. Below is the outline of what each section of this course entails;

Basic Life Support

> Knowing what action should be taken in the event of an emergency occurring at work
> Has been taught and practiced cardiopulmonary resuscitation methods
> Has been taught and practiced dealing with an unconscious casualty
> Has been taught and practiced with regard to correct AED use
> Knowing the correct actions to take with regard to control of wounds and bleeding
> Knowing the action to take on a range of other first aid situations
> Knowing how first aid stocks should be maintained and the contents of boxes

Manual Handling
> Manual handling (The Legal Aspects)
> The body and what can go wrong during manual handling
> Principles of safe moving & handling
> In-house policy and assessments
> Practical training and competency assessment of various manoeuvres used in the workplace

Prevention of Falls
> What is meant by falls in the work place
> The costs associated with falls in the work place
> The key legislation relating to falls in the work place
> Hazard analysis and risk assessment in relation to falls
> Methods of falls management and prevention

Course Details

Length: One full day

Start time: Registration is at 9:15am with the class commencing at 9:30am sharp

End Time: 4:30pm

Refreshments: Lunch and light refreshments will be provided

You can let us know about any dietary requirements by emailing or by contacting your Recruitment Consultant once you are booked into a course.


To view course dates available and register your interest in attending our BLS, Manual Handling and Falls Prevention training, follow this link and complete the waitlist form: 

*Please note that you will initially be added to the waitlist and your place on this course is not confirmed until you have received a booking confirmation email from us.