Moving and Handling (Theory and Practice)

Key Information:  
Dates: Please contact us
Venue: North London Business Park or purchasing organisation's own venue
Duration: Full day

Target Audience

This course is ideal if you work directly with customers who require, or may require, support with moving and positioning.



This one day course aims to teach you how to move and handle people and objects in a safe way.


Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course you will know about the anatomy of the back and the types of injury that may occur if correct manual handling techniques are not utilised.  You will have the opportunity to learn correct moving and handling techniques and practice your skills.


Course Contents

  • Types of injury
  • Stress:  traumatic and cumulative
  • Spine:  components, description and function
  • The lever principal
  • Demonstration of typical lifting
  • Team handling
  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1978
  • Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998
  • Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (2002)
  • Risk Assessment
  • Participant practice on moving and handling
  • Customer transfer techniques
  • Use of handling aids




This course links to QCF Unit HSC 2028; Moving and Handling.  You may use your learning fom attending this course towards the Level 2 and 3 Health and Social Care Diploma.