People Handling – Standard

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People Handling Training – Standard Course


This full day course has an emphasis on practical techniques providing staff with practical skills in people handling. This programme combines a short theoretical overview and an intensive practical session to allow delegates to learn techniques quickly and apply them immediately. Detailed course notes will be provided prior to the course to enable delegates to come prepared, to cover the theoretical contents in a time effective manner.

Class Size

There is a maximum of 12 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
  • To enable employers to increase manual handling training throughput without compromising quality


Theoretical overview to cover the following:

  • Work related muscular skeletal disorders statistics
  • Review of legislation and manual handling policy
  • Review of back care
  • Review of risk assessment, ergonomics and manual handling principles
  • How not to move people/ managing falling and fallen people

Practical session will cover detailed techniques involving:

  • Chair manoeuvres.
  • Bed manoeuvres.
  • Small equipment demonstration.
  • Hoisting.
  • Use of other equipment
  • Practical “Problem Solving Forum”.
  • Each session will involve delegates in practical techniques
  • Conclusion
  • Course appraisal

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course participants should:

  • Have knowledge about the legislation surrounding Manual Handling issues.
  • Have an awareness of the structure of the back and important considerations concerning back care.
  • Be confident in carrying out risk assessments and writing care plans specifically regarding Manual Handling.
  • Have participated in Manual Handling practical techniques which may be useful within the workplace.
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