Up Coming Courses


During these changing times we will be following government CV19 guidelines regarding training

Outside of the custom courses we can provide to you and your organisation, we also how open workshops you can attend or send new members of staff to.

Please see below the dates for these open course we are running, to register or enquire about any course please contact Marion at training@smoothmovers.co.nz

1-day Refresher

27th of November 2021

Location: Morrinsville

This one-day workshop is designed as a follow-up to the two-day manual handling in healthcare workshop. It is designed for those who have completed the two-day workshop or similar with-in the past two years.

This workshop includes:

  • update on manual handling world and latest techniques
  • revision of manutention principles and manual handling methods
  • practical revision of specific techniques
  • problem solving scenarios
  • guidelines for planning and delivering training sessions

To register or enquire further contact Marion at training@smoothmovers.co.nz

2-day Patient Handling in Healthcare Course

12th and 13th of November 2021

Location: Morrinsville

This course is a comprehensive introduction to patient handling techniques. It is designed for physiotherapists, occupational therapists, nursing staff and any others involved in the manual handling of people. On completion participants receive a certificate.

This workshop includes:

  • how to identify, assess and control risk factors in the manual handling of people with application
  • moving and Handling People: the New Zealand guidelines 2012
  • patient transfers using a range of equipment and techniques including slide-sheets, transfer belts and hoists
  • problem solving scenarios
  • injury prevention
  • Health and Safety in Employment

To register or enquire further contact Marion at training@smoothmovers.co.nz