Moving & Handling People Training


 This course in Moving & Handling People breaks down the safest ways to assist people’s movement without causing harm to them or yourself. It demonstrates the risks involved, the importance of planning, and offers practical guidance for safe mobility.

Targeted specifically at those working in the care sector, this CPD Accredited course provides the user with a printable certificate upon completion of the end-of-training test.

Learning Outcomes

In this course you will learn:

  • How to plan in order to move someone safely.
  • To identify the risks associated with lifting and supporting people, and the situations in which you should perform a formal risk assessment.
  • The risks to yourself when bending and lifting to support someone else’s weight, as well as how to avoid injury by moving people correctly.

Course Contents

This course consists of three sections:

Section 1: you and your back

The first part of this course demonstrates how your back works, how it fits together, and the ways it can be damaged. It considers posture and balance, revealing how bad habits can cause back pain and other problems over a period of time.

Section 2: preparing to lift someone

Section 2 focuses on planning to lift or move someone, including how to use resources such as individual care plans to assess the risks involved and the specialist equipment you might need. It will take you step-by-step through the preparation process to ensure that when you move people, you are operating as safely as possible for yourself and the patient.

Section 3: moving and lifting someone

The final section of this course details 20 of the most common lifts and moves that you are likely to experience in a care setting, including helping people to stand,  rolling them in bed, or lifting someone after a fall. It explains how to use specialist equipment such as slings and transfer boards, and how to choose the appropriate equipment for the lift.

About the Course


The Moving and Handling People training course is designed to help you lift and move patients in a way that is safe for yourself and them. Across three focused modules, you will learn how to assess the risks of moving someone based on the requirements detailed in their individual care plan and your knowledge of your own body restrictions, as well as planning and executing a lift.

Poor posture and moving practices can lead to long-term damage and musculoskeletal disorders that may prevent you from going to work, or helping someone else. This is why, before we demonstrate the most common lifts you may have to undertake, the first section of this course focuses on explaining how your back works and how to keep it healthy when lifting or moving people.

Promoting person-centred care, this course teaches you to approach each lift and move with a plan to ensure the safety and comfort of everyone involved.

Available in 31 languages, the course takes around 50 minutes to complete.


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