Moving and Handling People Training

This online Moving and Handling training explains the process of moving someone safely and gives step-by-step guidance, showing the most common lifts and moves. This training is ideal for those working in the care sector, where moving and handling people are regular occurrences.

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LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Demonstrate an awareness of the risks associated with moving people, and where a risk assessment is needed
  • Understand how crucial planning is when lifting someone
  • Learn how moving and handling people can affect you and your posture if done incorrectly

Covered in this course

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
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Outline of a man's body when lifting a box as part of moving and handling people training from iHasco
SECTION 1

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.

A man preparing to lift another from a hospital bed as part of moving and handling people training
SECTION 2

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
SECTION 3

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.

Understand your responsibilities and avoid causing unnecessary injuries with our Moving and Handling People Training - Get instant access today. 

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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

DOWNLOAD AND PRINT

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 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 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.

Moving and Handling Certificate

79 real user reviews

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It's always a good thing to go over what you already know and to be reminded of safe practices in the workplace. I think it's worth taking the time to understand the best way to do things not just for our residents but for ourselves as well. It would be nice to think that in the future there won't be accidents and injuries in the workplace due to courses like this.

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Why is this training important?

COMPLIANCE

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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