Moving and Handling

In a health and social care setting it’s highly likely that staff will spend a large amount of time moving and handling people. This might require using specialist equipment, such as hoists and slide sheets, or simply involve assisting a person to move into and out of a wheelchair or bed. 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 could be involved with moving and handling in a care setting, persons or objects.

Aim of the course

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

What we will cover

  • Legal obligations of employee and employer;
  • Consequence of poor moving & handing;
  • Moving & handling manoeuvres;
  • Identifying correct manoeuvres;
  • Identify poor practise.


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

Upon successful completion of multiple-choice questionnaire, a certificate will be awarded. Our experienced trainers will be on hand to help throughout.

Important Information

There is a statutory obligation for moving & handling; this session ensures participants are fully up to date with regards to their moving & handling responsibilities. This course is mandatory training that is required by law and enforced by CQC for the care sector. It is therefore vital training for staff involved with any aspect of moving and handling.

This course links directly to the Care Certificate and Diplomas in Health & Social Care; it can be cross-referenced for evidence towards these awards.

To book a place or to find out when the training sessions are being held, please contact Stephen Woodward at or call her on 01902 297873.

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