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This accredited qualification is intended as a further development qualification for those working in areas where the assistance and movement of people is an essential part of their role. Individuals gaining this qualification will learn that any moving and handling must be carried out correctly and recognise the importance of this in ensuring a safer working environment for all. Learners will develop their knowledge and skill in relation to moving and handling, including:The reasons for safe moving and handling, The importance of risk assessment, The principles of safe manual handling, The safe application of manual handling skills


Upon completion delegates will gain knowledge, skills, strategies and understanding around safe moving and handling. They will also receive certificate of attendance which is valid for 3 years.


  • Legislation governing People Moving and Handling
  • Responsibilities of Employers and Employees in relation to People Moving and Handling
  • Definition of Manual Handling
  • Manual Handling Risk assessment
  • The Principles in Risk Control in Manual  Handling
  • Manual Handling Do’s and Don’t
  • Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992
  • Structure of the Spine, muscles and disc
  • Biomechanics and Ergonomics
  • Unsafe Lifting Practices
  • Lifting and carrying safely
  • Techniques to avoid injury and strain 
  • Causes of Back pain
  • Lifting using a good posture
  • Types of Equipment used for People Moving and Handling
  • Patient/Client Movers Moving and  Handling
  • People Moving – Controversial Techniques
  • People Moving – Good Techniques
  • Practical Sessions and Assessments in People Moving
  • Knowledge and Skills Assessment

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