People Moving & Handling – Standard Course

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People Moving & Handling – Standard Course


A full day People Moving & Handling course for providing staff with a range of practical techniques for 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. Course notes are available prior to the course for delegates.

This is one of a series of courses for employers and staff involved in moving and handling of patients.

Class Size

There is a maximum of 12 places on this course and a minimum of 3.


  • Delegates to have 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
  • Employers to increase manual handling training throughput without compromising quality


Overview of the following:

  • Work related muscular skeletal disorders statistics
  • Legislation and manual handling policy
  • Care of your back
  • 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:

  • Know about the legislation surrounding Manual Handling issues.
  • Be aware of the structure of the back and important considerations concerning back care.
  • Able to carry out risk assessments and write Manual Handling care plans.
  • Have participated in Manual Handling practical techniques which may be useful within the workplace.

What our clients say about us:

“Enjoyed it….informal yet achieved all what was required”. Clinical staff, Homerton Hospital Foundation NHS Trust 5 Feb 2014

Trainer was great. They explained properly and answered questions that needed to be answered. Care Staff, London Borough of Lewisham – 4 Feb 2014

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