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The moving and handling of people is a regular task in health and social care, whether this be residents, patients or those cared for at home.  You may be using specially designed equipment or physically manoeuvring people from one place to another, which if not done safely, can cause serious injury to those requiring assistance and the staff involved.  It is essential that the staff assisting and management understand how to carry out the task safely and correctly.


The following legislation may be relevant:

Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HSWA)

Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (MHOR) (as amended 2002)

Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999

Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER)

Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER)


Poor moving and handling practice can lead to back pain and musculoskeletal

disorders, which in turn can lead to an inability to work, moving and handling

accidents – which can injure both the person being moved and the person assisting

and possible discomfort and a lack of dignity for the person being moved.

This Moving and Handling People course will provide you with an introduction to safe practices so that you know how to carry out an individual risk assessment, use equipment safely, reduce the likelihood of developing musculoskeletal disorders and always ensure the comfort and safety for all involved.

What Will I Learn?

Our online Moving and Handling of People course is designed to provide learners with the essential knowledge and understanding of the safe process of moving people to prevent injury to themselves and the person being moved, whilst also covering the legal requirements regarding the handling of people.  On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Health and Safety at Work 1974

  • Manual Handling Regulations 1999

  • Duty of care

  • Moving and handling assessments

  • Basic principles of safer handling

  • Company handling policy

  • Anatomy

  • Unsafe moves

  • Working with equipment

  • Moving and transferring

Who Should Complete This Course?

This course is suitable for anyone who works in the NHS or independent provider including settings such as a residential home, nursing home, hospice, day centre, primary care centre, educational organisation, community hospital, disability service or those providing care from their home.  No existing knowledge or qualification is required making this course appropriate for all permanent employees, agency workers, bank staff, volunteers and those in management and supervisor roles.



Our training material is accessible at a time that suits you and takes approximately 30 minutes to complete followed by the online assessment where you will then complete a multiple choice question paper. The answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed. If you don't pass first time you can take the test as many times as you need with no further costs.


On successful completion of your course you will be able to download and print your 12 month certificate.  This course provides you with an accredited CPD Certificate that can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit.

All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

£15 Per Course
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