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Basic Moving and Handling of People

On Site Training


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What to expect from this course

This course is designed for healthcare workers who need to be trained to safely move and handle patients as part of their role in the workplace under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work 2005 and Manual Handling Regulations 1993 and 2007.

All learners receive a comprehensive Manual Handling manual.

Subjects taught include:

  • Legislation regarding manual handling with reference to the workplace
  • How your back works, anatomy of the musculoskeletal system and mechanisms of injury
  • Risk assessment
  • Understanding the aggravating factors in manual handling – namely, weight and/or size of the load, unstable load, distance carried, twisting and turning, pushing and pulling, repetitive handling and lifting
  • Common errors involved with manual/people handling
  • The basic lifting techniques (animate and inanimate loads)
  • Introduction to patient handling concepts
  • Understanding when there is a need for team lifting
  • Ergonomics and Risk Assessment
  • Lifting equipment and Risk Assessment

  • Availability

    On-site courses are available

    7 days a week, across the UK.

  • Duration

    3 hours

  • Assessment

    Continuous assessment by your instructor and a short multiple choice paper

  • Certification

    On completion of the course, participants will receive a Safe and Sound Certificate of Attendance which is valid for three years

  • E-learning

    Start this course immediately with our easy to use e-learning option:Manual Handling for Parents and Carers


What our customers say about our courses

 Very impressed with the high standard of training given by these very experienced paramedics.  It was a confidence booster to be trained by such professional and competent instructors.

Health and Safety Adviser

City of Westminster College

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We were extremely impressed by the training.  The instructor was knowledgeable and it was great to have examples shared to make the learning more real. We have  come away feeling happy and confident with what we have learnt and will definitely be booking more of our team on this training.

Nursery on the Green

Bright Horizons

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Throughout our 10 years of working with Safe and Sound they have always provided excellent training which is delivered by pleasant and professional trainers. The administration procedure is straightforward and they take account of comments we make and adjust their delivery to accommodate our requests.

Business Service Manager

CBC Services Lambeth

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