moving & handling core

Course duration:

One day


£75 per person

This one-day training course has been designed for all Healthcare Professionals whose work involves the Moving and Handling of People. The course is for anyone new to care or anyone who needs a 3-year core training having had refreshers previously.

Incorrect or controversial People Moving and Handling techniques could seriously injure you and/ or your client. You should update your knowledge and techniques with this fantastic training course and protect yourself and your clients from injury or discomfort.

Course benefits:

At the end of the training course, you will have the competence to provide correct people handling techniques so that risks are reduced to yourself and patients/residents.

Course Objectives

  • Move and handle people in a way that requires the least amount of effort
  • Move and handle people in a way that provides greater comfort and dignity to the patient or resident or resident
  • Understand manual handling legislation as it applies to healthcare
  • Gain a better understanding of spinal mechanics
  • Look after your own back and that of patients/residents/ clients
  • Conduct a personal risk assessment for patients / residents / clients
  • Safely move people with and without the use of specialist equipment

Course content:

  • Manual Handling Responsibilities and the Law
  • Anatomy of the Spine and Types of Injuries
  • Ergonomics
  • Safe Lifting Techniques – L.I.T.E/ TILE
  • Lifting Objects
  • Key Elements of People Moving
  • Risks and Controls related to People Moving
  • People Moving – Risk Assessments/ Personal Plan
  • People Moving Equipment
  • People Moving – Controversial Techniques
  • People Moving – Good Techniques
  • Practical Sessions and Assessments in People Moving


If you already hold a Moving & Handling certificate, it could be time to refresh your knowledge and ensure your skills are up to date.

College address

50 Don Street, St. Helier