People Handling – Premium

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People Handling Training – Premium Course


This full day course has an emphasis on practical techniques providing staff with practical skills in people handling. This programme combines a full theoretical overview alongside an intensive practical session to allow delegates to gain a good knowledge base and sound practical techniques that they can utilise daily within the work environment.

Class Size

There is a maximum of 8 places on this course and a minimum of 3


  • To give delegates a good understanding of the requirements of the Manual Handling Operations Regulations within the work place.
  • To facilitate employees to apply good Manual Handling techniques within the workplace and in everyday life


Theoretical overview to cover the following:

  • Work Related Muscular Skeletal Disorders Statistics
  • Legislation : Health & Safety at Work Act, Manual Handling Regulations, Human Rights Act and other relevant legislation
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Back Care at work and at home
  • Risk Assessment and Ergonomics- identifying risks and control measures
  • Moving an inanimate load
  • Manual Handling Principles including how not to move people, falling and fallen people

Practical session will cover detailed techniques involving:

  • Chair manoeuvres
  • Bed manoeuvres
  • Small equipment demonstration
  • Hoisting
  • Use of other equipment

And will also include a “Problem Solving Forum” Each session will include demonstration, practice and practical scenarios which will involve delegates

  • Conclusion
  • Course appraisal

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course participants should:

  • Have knowledge about Manual Handling legislation
  • Have an awareness of the structure of the back and important considerations concerning back care
  • Be confident to carry out Manual Handling risk assessments and to write the manual handling element of a care plan
  • Have participated in Manual Handling practical techniques which are useful within the workplace
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