Moving and Handling of People Training London & the UK

Moving and Handling of People TrainingThe Manual Handling Operations Regulations do not set any weight limits for lifting and carrying loads and amendments in 2002 clearly now require employees to have adequate or appropriate knowledge or training. The Regulations will apply to nearly all work activities from offices to care homes and factories. There will be different risks associated with different sectors. This Course offers learning outcomes which are suitable for all and provides an effective means of ensuring that employees are aware of their responsibilities and have understood the principles of the safe moving and lifting of loads.

Introduction to Moving and Handling of People Courses

The Moving and Handling of People Training Course deals specifically with the handling of people and is relevant to healthcare workers/providers. It follows a minimal handling/lifting policy; however, it includes guidance on handling aids, and importantly risk assessment. This very popular course is ideal for anyone who assists in moving and/or handling people, as part of their role.

Duration of course

The moving and handling of people training London is a 1 day course.
normally 9:00am – 4:15pm
We are flexible with Start times to accommodate the needs of your business. Please feel free to discuss your timings with us.

Who should attend the Moving and Handling of People Course?

This moving and handling of people course provides suitable training for all levels of employees who work closely with residents in care homes.

  •   Residential and   Care Home Staff
  •   NHS Staff
  •   Healthcare workers
  •   People whose work involves moving loads   and where workplace risk assessments highlight the need for training.
  •   Manual handling training should form part   of every new employee’s induction.
  •   The Manual Handling Operations Regulations   place a duty on every employer to reduce the potential injury from manual   handling operations
  •   Personal Development


Where Can I attend the Moving and Handling of People Course?

We can deliver ‘in house’ training at your Business venue and can provide you with a competitive price for group training. We can deliver any of the above courses at your place of work.

The ‘on site’ training option is particularly cost effective for Companies that have several people requiring training at the same time (usually 6 or more people). In addition to this there are many other benefits to arranging a first aid training course ‘on site’:

  • Choosing your own venue gives greater convenience.
  • Travelling and accommodation costs can be reduced or removed.
  • A greater choice of course types are available.
  • The course content can be tailored to your exact requirements.
  • Businesses and Organisations can choose a suitable time to run their course.
  • Courses can be run anywhere in the UK.

Course Aims

At the end of the course, candidates will be able to:

  •   Describe the principles of safe lifting
  •   Demonstrate kinetic handling and moving
  •   List basic legislation and the duties it   imposes
  •   Understand the basics of anatomy and   physiology of movement
  •   State the principles of risk assessment and   how to apply them


Moving & Handling of People – Course Content

This Course provides fundamental knowledge and understanding of workplace manual handling safety and the procedures required to reduce the risk of injury caused by poor manual handling practices. Course content will cover;

  • Spinal awareness and back care
  • Manual handling hazards
  • Manual handling injuries and the activities which cause them
  • Manual handling assessment
  • Safe handling principles
  • Ergonomics
  • Inanimate load handling
  • Mechanical aids
  • Fitness
  • Responsibilities imposed by the Manual Handling Operations        Regulations
  • Controversial techniques
  • Team handling and communication
  • Practical applications
  • Sitting, Standing & Walking
  • Bed Mobility
  • Lateral Transfers
  • Hoisting and use of slings 


The course is subject to ongoing assessment by the instructor throughout the course. There is no final assessment. The instructor observes the learners practice sessions as the training progresses to ensure the required level of understanding and skill is reached.


Each Delegate will receive a Certificate (Upon successful completion of the training), which is valid for 3 years.

Cost for Training

We are confident that we can offer you a competitive price for all your Training requirements. Call us directly on 0800 774 7034 and we will be able to discuss your requirements.

Did you know that we can also deliver Manual Handling Awareness Training directly in your workplace. Manual Handling Awareness Training – Incorporating an introduction to manual handling and practical manual handling. Manual Handling courses are very specific for the type of work undertaken and should be bespoke as such, rather than generic. The training course usually lasts 3 hours. For higher risk activities / businesses the course can last one day.

Any prices which are quoted are exclusive of VAT.