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This comprehensive, 1 day course is suitable for all people involved in the moving and handling of people and is now delivered using a blended learning approach. This new method will see candidates complete the theory aspect of the training in their own time and spend 3 hours in the classroom covering the practical training element of the course.

The course is designed to give an introduction or up-date skills in the safer manual handling of people. It embraces the current guidelines set out in the Guide to Handling of People (7th Edition) and complies with current legislation.

The course introduces candidates to the hazards and risks involved in manual handing; and equips delegates with the ability to develop safer manual handling techniques in the workplace, which will contribute to the reduction of accidents and injuries in the work place, which in turn benefits both the employers and employees.

The course can be tailored to meet the needs of your particular workplace and individual needs and our expert trainers will make this course interesting and relevant to the workplace for the delegates. The course is aimed at employees working it the health care sector and who are involved in moving and handling people.

Aims :-

  • Provide the student with a sound knowledge of the issues involved in Client Moving & Handling
  • To introduce the relevant legislation

Objectives :- By the end of the course the student will

  • Be aware of their employers obligations
  • Be aware of their own obligations
  • Understand why a good handling technique is important
  • Undertake a basic risk assessment by yourself
  • Have practised safe methods of moving and assisting clients

Classroom instruction on the following : -

  • Legislation
  • Injuries associated with manual handling
  • Correct handling techniques
  • Risk assessments

Practical instruction and student participation on : -

  • Assessment in relation to a client
  • Handling techniques – Chair to stand. Bed to chair. Wheelchair to bed etc.
  • Mechanical aids – Use of slide sheets, handling belts, towels, canvas slings, turntables and banana boards etc.
  • Introduction to hoist and stand aid

Assessment and Certification

A candidate will be assessed on the theory by completing their distance learning material and test, on successful completion of the theory aspect candidates will be able to download an e-certificate. This certificate will allow them to go on and complete their practical training in the classroom.

On successful completion of the practical training a full Moving & Handling certificate will be awarded which will be valid for 2 years. There is a practical list issued with certificate to comply with record keeping.

Certificates can be renewed and skills updated by attending a 4 hour Safer Manual Handling course. 


To register for this course as an individual please sign up for an account and purchase credits to pay for your course (see top of page). You can choose to pay for the online learning only at a cost of 10 credits (£10) or the full course which is 80 credits (£80). 

For a company who may like to look at organising the training for groups please contact the office. 

Group discounts available on request.

If you would like to discuss any of this please do not hesitate to contact any of our offices.

Aberdeen 01224 51 61 71, Dundee 01382 60 40 60, Edinburgh 0131 610 9112 or Glasgow 0141 432 2018.

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