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People Moving & Handling L3 (Group Session)


This is a detailed classroom based training to enable delegates to gain an understanding of the process of lifting and moving loads within the health and social care industry.It will help delegates to identify risks and determine the safest method of handling without injury, in line with approved code of practice, accepted lifting methods, current regulations and understand the consequences of poor moving and handling practice.

This course is intended for those new to training manual handling, or those wishing to update their skills. The course will provide a broad and comprehensive overview of best practice in manual handling training techniques. The course is aimed at employees within an organisation who have been tasked with training other colleagues in safe manual handling principles and covers safe manual handling techniques, manual handling risk assessment and training techniques.


Upon completion delegates will gain knowledge, skills, strategies and understanding around safe moving and handling. Delegates will have the chance to use the various moving and handling aids. 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