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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  • Who we are

    The Company initially specialised in providing Health and Safety Consultancy and Occupational Health Services to the medical and healthcare sector. We have extended these services to include Ergonomics and Manual Handling Training and consultancy which are also available to the social care and health sector, commercial organisations, non medical educational institutions and small businesses.