Course Profile

Course Profile: Moving and Handling of People with Equipment (Refresher) (1 Day)
This course is designed for workers who are required to assist and move people using equipment such as hoists while at work.  They will have preferably been on general moving and handling people training within the previous 18 months. This course could serve as a refresher.
Participants will understand the legal requirements and recommended guidance relating to the subject. They will learn the principles of good back care, moving and handling techniques and the use of relevant handling equipment. The course will provide a theoretical framework on how the body works and how we can look after it, but the main focus will be on how this information can be applied to “real-life” situations.
Learners will be encouraged to share their experience and to participate in using equipment and techniques in line with The Handling of People (6th edition). The course will reflect the organisation’s relevant policies and the Code of Conduct for Healthcare Support Workers and Adult Social Care Workers in England. It is set in the context of the Care Act (2014), supports the Social Care Commitment and will help organisations meet the CQC Fundamental Standards.
The course provides some knowledge for
NHS KSF:  Core 3.2, HWB5.2
The Care Certificate: Standard 13.3
QCF: HSC 027, 2002, 2028
MIS: 2.3.1, 2.3.2
The course is designed for Health & Care Health & Care workers in all settings. Due to the practical nature of the course attendance is limited to 12.


Learning outcomes

By the end of the course learners should understand:

  • The importance of good back care
  • The functions of the spine and musculo-skeletal system
  • What is ‘top heavy’ movement and cumulative strain
  • The importance of good posture and good back care, including stretching
  • The legal requirements and recommended guidance relating to lifting/moving of people:
  •         The Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999
            The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (L.O.L.E.R.) 1998
            An update of Manual Handling legislation with reference to The Manual
  • Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (amended 2002)
  • The importance of good back care
  • The functions of the spine and musculo-skeletal system
  • What is ‘top heavy’ movement and cumulative strain
  •  The importance of good posture and good back care, including stretching
  • How to apply Risk Assessment to the work situation, looking at:
  •         the task
            the person/load
            the environment
            individual capability
  • Ergonomic solutions
  • The principles of moving and handling techniques
  • Appropriate care practice when Moving and Handling e.g. demonstrating respect and ensuring    dignity
  • What small handling aids and equipment are available
  • How to use handling aids and equipment in practical situations***
  • The typical Manual Handling challenges that present at work
  • A range of strategies to help resolve these problems
*** Depending on the availability of equipment

Training methods utilised include: Tutor presentations, OHP/PowerPoint, Large Group Work, Demonstration, Practical sessions, Handouts, Chalk & Talk, Small Group Work.

Participants are advised to wear trousers and flat shoes.