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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 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

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 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.

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161 real user reviews

4.6 out of 5
Easy to digest content and clear picture

This course delivered practical information in an easily understandable format. The pictures to demonstrate the manoeuvres were clear and consise. The course was presented proffessionally.

Very comprehensive and easy to follow.

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

Well presented.

Everything is easy to understand.Slides/ modules very helpful.Updated and very informative indeed.

Easy to follow

The presenter made it easy to follow and understand. I enjoyed this learning site. Very informative.. thank you

Easy to understand, well delivered.

The training is educational, applicable to my workplace. It is not boring as you will listen carefully. The visual aids are interesting.

Excellent training very useful.

Moving ang handling training aims to help reduce the risk on injury to both staff members and service users. The course will identify the correct technique and best practices


was good to refresh on the training as there was a few new things that have been added since I did it last yeaR

Tedious going through so many short vide

48 videos? Each time I had to click on 'next' to select the video, and then click on the start button on the far corner to play it .... only to have to do it again 30 seconds later! I found the whole course tedious, not least because the majority of it was irrelevant to my job role (not your fault), but even had it been relevant I would still have struggled to keep my attention level up. At one stage it reminded me of the Month Python Fruit Self Defence sketch - look it up on YouTube if you are not familiar with it. I am sure you worked well within your brief and the course did come across as professional and well made, but it really was hard going!

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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