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Moving and Handling

Welcome to the Helping Hands Moving and Handling course in which participants will learn basic theory, legislation, manual handling techniques and safe use of manual handling aids. Upon completion of this course participants will gain the qualification and skills necessary to be able manually hold and handle as well as an understanding of the risks and safety procedures to be followed to be able to execute this role safely.

Using Lift with Wheelchair
Father Carrying Child Outdoors

Moving and Handling Training Course Overview

Unit I: Aims

Unit II: Statistics

Unit III: Health and Safety At Work Act, 1974

Unit IV: Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations, 1998 (LOLER)

Unit V: Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations, 1998 (PUWER)

Unit VI: Manual Handling Operations Regulations, 1992

Unit VII: Loads

Unit VIII: Moving and Handling Tasks

Unit IX: Moving and Handling Do's and Don'ts

Unit X: The Spine

Unit XI: Causes of Back Pain

Unit XII: Three Principles of Biomechanics

Unit XIII: Ergonomic Risk Assessments

Unit XIV: Individual Capability

Unit XV: Environment

Unit XVI: Equipment 

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you need any prior training/qualifications to do this course?

No, participants do not need any prior training or qualifications to attend this course. Helping Hands’ training courses are designed to pass on skills and knowledge to complete novices as well as experienced professionals, all participants will benefit from this course regardless of experience or existing skills/knowledge.

Do you offer this course online?

As this course contains some physical aspects and the teaching of hands-on skills it cannot be delivered online or via virtual workshop. To be able to pass this course participants must be able to demonstrate that they can execute the physical requirements and skills taught in this course and are deemed by the instructor as being capable of deploying these skills in real world scenarios.

Do you need to be physically fit to do this course?

There are some physical aspects to this course where participants need to be able to demonstrate proficiency and ability to execute these physical requirements in order to pass the course. However, these physical requirements are not considered to be taxing or requiring a high level of fitness – all people of moderate health will be able to participate without difficulty.

Do you gain a qualification from this course?

This course is certified by Trainercourses and participants of this course are deemed to hold a nationally recognised award in moving and handling.




Helping Hands Community Hub Ltd.
10 Leeds Road
S9 3TY


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