Theory of Moving and Handling

Course aim

Provides an awareness of moving and handling theory and practice and is an ideal introduction to a vast subject area. Should you require a more advanced level of Moving & Handling please refer to our Safe Handling of People and Moving People Safely for Mentors/Tutors.

Learning Outcomes

  • Recognise the legislation involved in moving and handling.
  • Identify the structure of the spine and the causes of back pain.
  • Carry out a risk assessment for a moving and handling task.
  • Identify the principles of movement.
  • Recognise some simple movement transfers.
  • Identify the need for good communication.

Course Content

  • Current legislation explained.
  • Employer’s responsibility.
  • Employee’s responsibilities.
  • Issues with the care of service users.
  • Anatomy & physiology of the spine.
  • Principles of effective movement (practical exercises).
  • Effective communication.
  • Risk assessments.

Delivery Styles

Silver Box eBox Face to Face


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