Principles of Moving and Handling

Course content

  • Legislation
  • Structure of the spine
  • Risk assessment
  • Principles of efficient movement
  • Load handling
  • Assisting clients

Learning aims

As manual handling is unavoidable for care workers it is essential that staff receive appropriate, regular training to keep both themselves and service users safe at all times.

The course mixes theory with practical exercises and is an ideal introduction for new staff and will give more experienced staff the skills and knowledge updates currently required.

Please note that this course doesn't cover the use of hoists or stand aids. We recommend that interested parties contact their equipment suppliers or an occupational therapist. We are looking at offering tailored training, covering the principles, in the near future and expect it to be an all day course.

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