Complex Moving & Handling Training


This course is aimed at staff who would be expected to move and handle people as part of their work role, or participate with others in the moving and handling when necessary.


This course will include theoretical aspects as well as practical participation of manual handling tasks, such as sit to stand transfers, using hoists and other manual handling equipment.  It will also include dealing with emergency handling situations.


To include:

  • Power point presentation of theoretical aspects of moving & handling
  • Legislation, roles and responsibilities around manual handling.  Including recognising poor practice.
  • The bariatric patient
  • Risk Assessment of handling situations
  • Safe physical principles of handling
  • Moving inanimate loads
  • Practical skills in standing transfers and mobilising patient
  • Patient falls
  • Emergency handling
  • Using manual handling equipment
  • Repositioning of patients in the bed (using slide sheets) for pressure relief and end of life care
  • Use of hoisting equipment

The price

This course costs £100+VAT per person for a half day course, however, if you are interested in booking a bespoke course for your company, we are very happy to discuss discounts. Please contact us at

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