Moving and Handling



Moving and Handling Training Update

½ day


Course Aim

To provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to move human beings and inanimate objects safely and without injuring themselves or others.


Intended Outcomes

By the end of the session, participants should be able to:

  • Recall the relevant legislation relating to Manual Handling and the responsibilities it places on employers and employees.
  • Understand the key safe principles of moving and handling.
  • Understand how the spine functions and how to minimise injury to the back.
  • Understand the principles of risk assessment relating to task, individual, load and environment.
  • Perform safe moving and handling techniques relevant to their area of work.