Healthcare training professionals

Manual Handling of People

Course Information

Course Aims

The Safer handling of People / Manual handling of people course is designed to give employees of any level in the care industry an appreciation of the fundamentals of good moving and manual handling practices. With increasing legislation, employers have a statutory requirement to provide adequate training for their employees under the Manual Handling Regulations 1992.

The course covers the Care Quality Commission and Skills for Care requirements.

Course Duration

This course is run over a period of 3 hours. The timing and duration is flexible to your requirement.

Course Content

Overview of Manual Handling regulations
Risk assessment of clients using Load, Individual, Task and Environment
Safe moving & transferring techniques (promoting independence and dignity)
Anatomy and mechanics of the spine
Condemned lifts and bad practices
Availability and use of appropriate equipment

Course Certification

An attendance certificate is awarded on completion of the Manual Handling of People course; this is subject to satisfaction of the instructor and the end of course practical assessments.


The price for this course is 250 for 8 people + 20 for any additional people, discounts available for larger groups.

Feedback about this course

"Good presentation skills, interactive and informative"
- Andover , July 2011

"Good update and informative"
- Bognor Regis , July 2010

"Reinforced in an excellent, humorous manner"
- Reading , April 2011

"Participants had the opportunity to do hands on practice. Presenter went round the small groups ensuring safe practice. "
- Bournemouth , April 2011

"The style of teaching makes one feel at ease and attentive. Good communication skills and excellent handouts "
- Epsom , October 2011

"Good understanding of manual handling and possible back problems. "
- Crawley , November 2010