Covered in this Course

The Moving and Handling People Training course is broken down into 3 sections.

1) You and Your Back

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 undertand how simple adjustments NOW will help avoid problems in years to come.

Outline of a man's body when lifting a box as part of moving and handling people training from iHasco

2) Preparing to Lift Someone

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.

It's the same for any task where you are moving anything, but lifting and moving a person is more complex and requires more thought and consideration.

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.

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

3) Moving and Lifting Someone

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. Clear instruction shows you how to maintain good posture during the lifts and moves.

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.

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

Moving and Handling Certificate

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

This Moving and Handling Training course concludes with a 20 question multiple choice test with a printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questionnaires 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 Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and all relevant approvals.

Moving and Handling Certificate

Real User Reviews


Based on 64 real user reviews.

4.27 out of 5
vary informative

No summary provided

Excellent course

No summary provided

Very good course I found it interesting

Very useful course.

It was very helpful

Just after completing the training I was able to help a disabled lady who had fallen down - without putting myself at risk and limiting her risk.

Presented well

This programme was well presented, unfortunately as a Teacher's Assistant in the PDR section of a High School, it really did not apply to my work, but it was good to see what should be done, if put in the circumstances.

well put together.

Overall a good aid, but some of the commentary did not match the section and previous commentary was repeated. Good information regarding equipement though. Also the questions at end of section seemed somewhat random bearing little relationship to subject matter.

3 Stars

Program was informative, but I would have liked to see a bit more on other hoisting and stand aid equipment too. I thought the answers to some of the questions were ridiculously obvious, like the one in which you were asked what to consider before moving someone; answers were something like; consider how much space around you, whether you are hungry or whether your shoes are tied. A test should make a person think at least a little, but questions like this one a child could understand just by context. I didn't like your test hence my rating.

would be better if they were real people

informative and easy to follow

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Legislations relating to Moving and Handling People

It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work. Take a look at relevant legislation below.

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)

The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1992 are relevant where equipment is used to help lift or move a person. These regulations stipulate that:

  • Work equipment is suitable for the purpose for which it is used or provided
  • Employers should consider risks to the health and safety of people in the area the equipment is to be used
  • Employers shall ensure work equipment is well-maintained and kept in good working order and good repair
  • People who use work equipment have health and safety information and training