Moving and Handling

Being able to safely move residents is a daily requirement. Get it wrong and not only could you harm the person you are helping, but you could find yourself and the home being investigated.

Whether using specialist equipment or simply helping a person out of a chair, it is essential that staff understand how to do this safely and correctly.

Who is the course for?

This course is essential for anyone who works in a health and social care environment.

Aim of the course

Participants will be able to confidently move and handle residents in a safe and legal way. It will enable staff to understand safe moving and handling practices, individual risk assessment, how to use equipment safely, and always have comfort and safety in the forefront of their mind.

What will we cover

• Manual handling manoeuvres

• Identifying correct manoeuvres

• Personal and risk assessment

• Legal obligations of employee and employer

• Consequence of poor manual handing


The course lasts 4 hours and will involve student participation, practical group activity and open discussions in a relaxed and informal learning environment.

Upon the successful completion of a multiple-choice questionnaire and a moving & handling practical assessment, a certificate will be awarded. Our experienced trainers will be on hand to help throughout.

Important Information

There is a statutory obligation for moving and handling. This session ensures participants are fully up to date with regards to their moving and handling responsibilities. This training will also assist Health and Social Care Diploma students with their learning.

To book a place or to find out when sessions are being held, contact us at or call us on 01902 297873.