Moving and handling courses
Teaching workers how to move and handle people safely
What is moving and handling?
Working within healthcare and social care settings often involves moving, lifting, or otherwise manually handling the people within your care. Our moving and handling training courses are designed to educate participants regarding both the requirements and risks associated with moving people safely.
"The tutor’s knowledge and skills were passed on in a friendly and supportive manner, taking the time to answer questions and back this up with real life examples. He even made the course interesting and I learned and retained lots and lots to pass on to my delegates. Thank you"
Why is moving and handling training important?
It’s estimated that around 249 million hours of home care are delivered each year, as an essential part of assisting with personal care and enabling vulnerable people to live as independently as possible. Assistance from carers can often involve lifting which must be managed in order to reduce the risk of short and long term injury, as well as thepotential for musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).
Lifting in particular poses a big risk to both the lifter and especially to the person being lifted for healthcare organisations, including; hospitals, care homes, leisure and education, as poor lifting techniques and incorrect equipment can in fact make existing conditions worse for both parties. Specialist equipment is on the market to assist, but staff need to know when and how to use it.
Is moving and handling training a legal requirement?
Manual handling training is not mandatory for all employees. However, it is a legal requirement in any situation where employees are required to do any lifting, lowering, pulling or pushing that carries any level risk.
Why study with RoSPA?
A principle led approach to people handling
Qualifications designed to minimise MSDs and injury
Run by professional moving and handling practitioners
Practical skills and knowledge that delegates can implement
Which moving and handling course should I take?
RoSPA Level 3 Award for Safer People Handling Trainers
This train the trainer course helps minimise the incidence of MSDs and provides delegates with the skills to deliver bespoke, effective safer people handling training within their organisation
Level 4 Safer People Handling Trainers Refresher
Provides learners with an update on legislative changes and practices, that impact on managing handling risks and training in a person centred environment
Safer People Handling Risk Assessment
Provides delegates with the ability to explain and demonstrate the principles of patient manual handling risk assessments, as well as a thorough understanding of risk reduction strategies
Safer People Handling Hoist
Provides knowledge of current legislation and the type of hoists and slings that are available, along with the ability to conduct a hoist and sling assessment