Safe Moving and Handling of People

Safe Moving and Handling of People – Overview

The Safe Moving and Handling of People course is designed for care workers/nurses and anyone who is involved in the moving and handling of people.

Every year the NHS loses on average 5% of their annual budget through back injuries to their staff. Litigation has resulted in sums exceeding £800,000 being paid in compensation for back injuries caused by lifting/moving patients.

This course has been prepared to ensure employers are able to meet their statutory obligations for manual handling training and that all staff are fully up to date with regard to their statutory manual handling responsibilities.


The Safe Moving and Handling of People is a 1 day course, with a minimum contact time of 6 classroom hours (3 hours theory, 3 hours practical)


Areas covered include:

  • What is moving and handling
  • Legislation
  • Employers duties
  • Employees duties
  • The body and what can go wrong
  • Principles of safe moving and handling
  • Risk assessment for moving and handling
  • Equipment

Assessment and Certification

Assessment is in ongoing by the instructor.  Candidates must complete the course, pass the practical assessments and successfully complete the written test in order to be issued with the Certificate of Attendance. The certificate is valid for a year, at the end of which, the candidate will need to complete the annual 1/2 day update.


A maximum of 10 students can be accomodated on the Safe Moving and Handling of People course at any one time.


We are able to deliver this course on your site, subject to a pre-course assessment of your premises, reducing your costs in respect of additional time out and travelling, or at a venue convenient to you.


1 Day Safe Moving and Handling of People (up to 10 people) from £500

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