Why choose this course

You should choose this specialist course if your work involves physically moving people, for example working with the elderly in a healthcare setting. You should choose this course as an employer to minimise the risk of injury to your work force, and to help your company or department to comply with the Manual Handling Operations Regulations.


Moving and handling of people, especially the elderly and disabled, requires specialist skills and training if you are to minimise your risk of personal injury. This course is designed to give you the knowledge and skills you need to assess and reduce these risks when handling people, including ways to avoid lifting altogether, how to lift safely and the equipment that can be used to make the process simpler and safer.

Is the Moving and Handling of PeopleCourse right for me?

You should consider this course if you work in a job that requires you to lift and move people on a regular basis, such as a care home role or a role working with the disabled. As an employer, this course will help you to fulfill your legal obligation to provide training to all staff who are involved in the movement of people.

What does the course cover?

The course covers a wide range of issues that are relevant to the moving and handling of people, including:

  • Back and spine care
  • Hazards in manual handling
  • Injuries from manual handling injuries and their causes
  • Assessing manual handling situations
  • Principles of safe lifting
  • Ergonomics
  • Mechanical aids, hoists and slings
  • Fitness
  • Manual Handling Operations Regulations
  • Working and communicating as a team
  • Sitting, standing and walking
  • Bed mobility
  • Lateral transfers
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