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Course contents

This training course is broken down into 3 sections

  1. 1 You and Your Back
  2. 2 Preparing to Lift Someone
  3. 3 Moving and Lifting Someone
Man sitting in a wheelchair - Moving and Handling People Training
Outline of a man's body when lifting a box as part of moving and handling people training from iHasco

In this section, we look at how your back works and how easy it is to damage it. We look at good posture and balance and explain how slipped discs and back pain are caused. Knowing how intricate and perfectly designed your back is and exactly how the damage from poor posture and poor lifting technique builds up over time, will help you to understand how simple adjustments NOW will help avoid problems in years to come.

A man preparing to lift another from a hospital bed as part of moving and handling people training

Before lifting or moving someone you need to plan ahead. Think about the person, think about yourself, think about what's going on around you. In this section we're looking at what there is to help you, from individual care plans, risk assessments, and specialist equipment through to planning ahead and clear communication.

One man helping another man move from a bed into a wheelchair as part of moving and handling people

This section uses step-by-step guidance to explain how to perform twenty of the most common lifts and moves, such as helping someone to stand from sitting, helping someone who has fallen, rolling someone in bed and helping someone move from a bed to a wheelchair. The section includes moves and lifts using slidesheets, transfer boards and turntables, slings and hoists and covers the pre-use checks that should be done when using slings and hoists.

About this course

This Moving and Handling People course is designed to help you identify and understand the risks of moving patients or elderly residents, as well as teaching you the best ways to move people safely.

Poor moving and handling technique accounts for around 7000 injuries reported within the health services and social care each year, so having the correct training is critical to ensure nurses, carers and staff exercise best practice and carry out their work safely.

This programme will help you to recognise where lifting and moving could be hazardous and shows you the correct steps to lift and move safely. It looks at the person you are helping and what you can do to make sure you've thought of everything before you lift or move them. This kind of health and safety training for moving people ultimately aims to reduce the chance of injury when moving people in your care.

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The importance of Moving and Handling People Training

It’s important that you comply with the law and understand the positive impact this training course can have on your organisation and employees.

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Moving & Handling People certificate

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Each of our courses ends with a multiple choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.

This Moving and Handling People Training course concludes with a 20 question multiple choice test with a printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questions guide the user through the sections of the training and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout.

As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to reprint certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.

What does my certificate include?

Your Moving and Handling People Training Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.

Please note if you are using our course content via SCORM in a third party LMS then we are unable to provide certificates and you will need to generate these in your host LMS yourself.

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431 real user reviews

4.7 out of 5
Good course

Easy to follow course with good instructions

Not suitable for everyone.

Not happy having to be force to use the course without controlling speed of videos. Takes me 3 times more to finish a course without speed control.Would not recommend it to anyone besides a first time trainee.Animation was very good.

very enjoyable and knowledgable

This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars

Very helpful

This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars

Easy to follow

Well good presentation which make its makes everything simple and understandable.

Clear information

The course gave me a better understanding on not only the safe handling of service users but also to be mindful of my own safety. I do suffer with back pain and it was interesting to find that around 75 percent of adults suffer with back pain. Ensuring all moving and lifting equipment is safe to use was also good information to refresh myself on

This course was excellent

This course was quite applicable to practice. Great at demonstrating how to take care of your own body and also the patient.

Comprehensive... but out of date

Thorough training on lifting and moving techniques with useful diagrams and videos.However, the information and language used particularly in the section regarding spinal injury is out of date. Recent evidence has disproven the perceived risk of spinal flexion during lifting and the nocebic and scare-mongering language used can be more harmful than good. Peter O'Sullivan (Physio & researcher) is an excellent source of up-to-date research in this area.

Why is this training important?


It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work.

Lifting people at work falls under three key sets of Health and Safety regulations:

What are The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992? 

The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 define manual handling as, "any transporting or supporting of a load (including the lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving thereof) by hand or bodily force"; with "load" including any person and any animal.

Employers must: (i) make a suitable and sufficient assessment of all...manual handling operations to be undertaken by [employees]... (ii)take appropriate steps to reduce the risk of injury to those employees arising out of their undertaking any such manual handling operations to the lowest level reasonably practicable

The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992, Section 4 (1)

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