Trollies, Beds and Operating Tables 

This course covers the servicing and maintenance of patient trollies, patient beds and operating tables commonly in use in a healthcare setting.

Who Should Attend:

The course provides an excellent grounding for medical engineering staff involved with the servicing and maintenance of medical equipment.


Learners must have completed our Electrical Safety Testing course or have proof of electrical safety testing competence. The minimum age for entry onto the course is 18 years old.

Course Aim:

To provide learners with the basic knowledge and practical experience needed in order to be able to carry out inspection, servicing and repairs across a variety of Patient trollies, patient beds and Operating tables in accordance with MHRA guidance, IEC Standards, relevant manufacturers’ information.

Course Objectives:

On conclusion of the course the learners will be able to:

  • Explain the Health, safety and Infection Control aspects when dealing with patient trollies, beds and operating tables
  • Explain the purpose of a patient trolley, patient bed and operating table
  • Explain the common faults with patient transfer trollies and beds
  • Demonstrate how to service and repair patient transfer and patient’s beds
  • Explain the common faults of an operating table
  • Demonstrate how to service and repair Operating tables

What Next?

Learners should consider enrolling on one of our 3-day equipment specific programmes to provide further focus on particular medical equipment.


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  1. When you have downloaded your Course Application Form please follow these steps:

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    Black Country & Marches
    Institute of Technology
    Zoological Way
    DY1 4AL

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    For any queries please contact the Training Academy call us now on 01562 745858 or email

  2. Course Start and Finish Times
    The course starts at 9 am sharp and candidates generally arrive 10-15 mins beforehand for refreshments and registration. The course days typically finish at 5.00pm.

    Essentials for Arrival
    – Please bring with you a form of photographic ID, this is for registration and verification procedures for the awarding body.

    – You will need to sign in upon arrival with the Training Centre Coordinator.

    – You will also be asked to sign against your authorisation to take photographs for training purposes. The information is detailed in the pack you receive upon arrival.

    Lunch Arrangements
    Learners can purchase lunch from the Stir Cafe & Bistro which is located onsite
    at the Black Country & Marches Institute of Technology. Alternatively, there are
    numerous food vendors in the local vicinity.

    Mobile Phones
    For the duration of the lessons, mobile phones should remain switched off; they can be used during break times only.

    A no-smoking policy is operated inside all Avensys UK Training Ltd and Avensys UK Ltd premises, however, there are areas outside where learners are permitted to smoke during breaks.

    Dress Code
    There is no formal dress code – shoes and clothing should be suitable and appropriate for a classroom and practical environment.

    You will be required to move throughout the building, including up and down stairs. Please let us know if this will be a problem for you.

    Car Parking

    Free car parking is available on-site at the Institute of Technology car park.

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    Our dedicated modern training facility for engineering technicians, clinicians and nursing staff, has up to date equipment and is centrally located in the Midlands within easy access to motorways and all network links.

    By road

    Free car parking is available on-site at the Institute of Technology car park.

    By air

    We’re approximately 25 miles (35-minute drive) from Birmingham airport.

    By rail

    We’re approximately 2-miles (7-minute taxi ride or 35-minute walk) from Dudley Port train station.

    If you have arranged course accommodation with us, then this is provided at The Village Hotel in Dudley.

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