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Safer People Handling Risk Assessment

Teaching delegates how to carry out suitable and sufficient moving and handling risk assessments

What is a Safer People Handling Risk Assessment?

Moving and handling risk assessments help identify where injuries could occur and what to do to prevent them. It is vital that suitable and sufficient risk assessments are carried out in health and social care settings wherever people-handling activities take place. The implementation of suitable risk controls, will help to ensure that the safety and health the workforce and that service users are safeguarded.

Why take the Safer People Handling Risk Assessment course?

Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (MHOR) (as amended 2002) require employers to assess the risks to employees' health involved in moving and handling objects at work and to remove or minimise these risks. Carrying out a risk assessment within your organisation has a number of benefits. Most obviously, it will allow your organisation to risk assess any operations which will highlight any risks, which in turn will allow you to minimise these risks by putting in sufficient and effective control measures.

Who should carry out a Safer People Handling Risk Assessment?

The person carrying out the risk assessments must be competent to identify and address the risks from the most complex handling activities undertaken and have responsibility for carrying out moving and handling risk assessments in the health or social care sector.

"Excellent presentation of a difficult subject. Very useful practical sessions and good earning/teaching styles were used to explain subjects. Overall very good indeed."

Aftab Nawaz
Health & Safety Officer - Bosch Thermotechnology UK Ltd

Why study with RoSPA?


A principle led approach to people handling


Understand the issues your organisation face when moving people


Real and practical benefits that delegates take back to their organisation


Flexible study options to suit your needs – including COVID secure classrooms

What does the Safer People Handling Risk Assessment course cover?

This 2 day risk moving and handling assessment training covers:

  • Review of Current handling practices
  • Overview of back pain and musculoskeletal injury
  • Risk factors in moving and handling
  • Legal requirements with respect to moving and handling
  • An ergonomic systematic approach to risk assessment
  • Risk reduction strategies
  • People handling assessments and documentation
  • Appropriate equipment purchase based on evaluation and assessment
  • Evaluation of risk assessment forms
  • Networking of techniques

Where can I take the Safer People Handling Risk Assessment course?

We recognise that everyone is different, which is why we offer a choice of study routes. You can attend a course at one of our training centres or have the course delivered in your workplace.


Our training centres allow you to get away from the distractions of the workplace and focus on your qualification


We can visit your workplace and deliver the course at a time and place to suit you. This is an effective way of training several delegates at the same time, saving on time and travel costs

"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."

Iwan Martynyszyn
NHS Birmingham

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