Moving and Handling of People Online Training


Our Moving and Handling of People online training course is designed to provide learners with the essential knowledge and understanding of the safe process of moving people to prevent injury to themselves and the person being moved, whilst also covering the legal requirements regarding the handling of people.


Moving and Handling Training Online

Our Moving and Handling of People online training course is designed to provide learners with the essential knowledge and understanding of the safe process of moving people to prevent injury to themselves and the person being moved, whilst also covering the legal requirements regarding the handling of people.

  • Developed by professionals
  • Accredited by The CPD Accreditation Group
  • 100% online, learn at your own time and pace
  • Translates into over 100 different languages
  • Instant certificate downloaded

Who is the online moving and handling training for?

Moving and handling of People is an important skill for health care workers. This helps reduce the level of injury happening in care and nursing homes. Including Hospital and residential homes. You can read more about the importance of having a moving and handling training.

This moving and handling online training is suitable for all staff working within Adult Health and Social Care. For Practical Moving and Handling Training, visit the link. The Practical training is a face to face training which happens at our facility.

When will I get my certificate?

Once you have successfully passed our course you will be able to download and print your certificate immediately.

As this course has been accredited by the CPD Group your certificate will contain the CPD logo and unique reference number.

As I have told others… It is the best, most informative training I have ever attended

Key Points

  • Health and Safety at Work 1974
  • Manual Handling Regulations 1999
  • Duty of care
  • Moving and handling assessments
  • Basic principles of safer handling
  • Company handling policy
  • Anatomy
  • Unsafe moves
  • Working with equipment
  • Moving and transferring

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Course Content: Moving and Handling of People Training

Health and Safety at Work 1974

– Foundational health and safety legislation placing duties on employers to ensure worker safety
– Established overall requirements for ergonomics and hazard reduction

Manual Handling Regulations 1999

– Specific regulations targeting risky manual handling activities
– Requires employers conduct assessments and implement controls
– Aims to minimize hazardous manual lifts through equipment, procedures

Duty of Care

– Legal and ethical duty to avoid negligent actions harming others
– Applies to both employers and employees
– Basis for taking steps to ensure safe moving and handling

Moving and Handling Assessments

– Formal assessment required for any hazardous manual handling
– Evaluates risks and determines necessary control measures
– Considers factors like load, task, environment, individual

Basic Principles of Safer Handling

– Key techniques like keeping load near waist, wide base, load sharing
– Allows employee lifting capacity and avoids injury

Company Moving and Handling Policy

– Organization’s documented safe handling procedures
– Defines equipment, training, roles, responsibilities, protocols


– Structure and function of back, muscles, joints
– Informs understanding of injury risks

Unsafe Moves

– Identifies hazardous postures like bending, twisting, overhead
– Awareness prevents risky movements during handling

Working with Equipment

– Proper techniques for equipment like hoists, slings, belts
– Safely utilizes aids for assisted transfers

Moving and Transferring

– Safe patient handling and repositioning methods
Step-by-step moving and handling techniques to avoid injury

Learning Outcome: Moving and Handling Online Course

Here are some potential course outcomes for a Moving and Handling of People training program based on the content outline:

By the end of this training, learners will be able to:

  • Explain legal health and safety duties related to moving and handling.
  • Conduct risk assessments for manual handling activities and determine control measures.
  • Demonstrate proper body mechanics and safe lifting techniques.
  • Correctly select and use equipment like hoists and sliding aids to assist in handling.
  • Perform safe techniques for patient handling activities such as repositioning and transfers.
  • Recognize unsafe postures and movements that could harm themselves or patients.

The focus is on conveying the core knowledge areas of legislation, risk assessments, body mechanics, equipment use, and safe techniques.

Learners should be able to apply these in practice to perform moving and handling safely. The most critical outcomes are highlighted.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can manual handling training be done online?

Yes, in the UK, manual handling training can often be completed online. Many training providers offer e-learning courses that cover safe manual handling practices.

However, practical assessments may still be required in person to ensure proper techniques are understood and applied. For practical moving and handling of people training, please visit this link.

Can I do a safe pass course online?

Safe Pass courses in the UK typically require in-person attendance.

These courses focus on construction safety and are not typically offered online. What our online moving and handling focuses on is people moving and handling.

Regulations and course availability may change, so it’s advisable to check with your local authorities or training providers for the most up-to-date information.

What is the moving and handling people online course?

The moving and handling people online course is an online training program designed to teach individuals how to safely assist and move people who may have mobility difficulties or require care and support due to age or medical conditions.

This course is especially relevant for healthcare and social care workers.

Who provides training on moving and handling online training?

Training on moving and handling is often provided by various organisations such as ours, including healthcare institutions, care homes, and training providers specializing in health and social care.

These courses aim to equip individuals with the skills and knowledge to safely assist people with mobility needs while minimising the risk of injury to both the caregiver and the person being assisted.

Is manual handling training a legal requirement in the UK?

No, manual handling training is not legally required in the UK, but employers must ensure the safety of their workers when they do tasks involving lifting and moving. Providing training is a common way to meet this legal obligation.

Can you fail a manual handling course?

Yes, it’s possible to fail a manual handling course. The courses aim to teach safe techniques, and if someone doesn’t understand or use them correctly during the course, they may not pass. If you interested in our refresher face to face training, please visit the link.

What are the 5 key principles of moving and handling?

The 5 key principles for safe moving and handling are:

  1. Plan: Think about what you’re going to do.
  2. Position: Stand or sit correctly.
  3. Prepare: Get the right equipment and help if needed.
  4. Transfer: Lift or move using safe methods.
  5. Review: Check how it went and make it safer next time.

 How long does a moving and handling certificate last?

The certificate’s duration can vary, but many need renewing every few years. Check with your training provider for how long your certificate is valid.

What is the difference between a manual handling training and a moving and handling training?

“Manual handling training” and “moving and handling training” are terms that people sometimes use to talk about lifting and carrying things.

But there are small differences between them. Let’s make it simple:

Manual Handling Training:

  • Focus: This is about learning how to lift, carry, push, or pull stuff without hurting yourself. It’s like a guide for doing physical tasks the right way.
  • Where to use skills: Usually, it’s for staying safe at work, making sure you don’t get hurt while lifting or carrying things.
  • Content: It teaches you how to lift and handle things properly, how your body should move, and ways to avoid hurting your muscles or bones.

Compare this online moving and handling training course content with the online manual handling training course content. Note that the online versions do not include hands-on training but they are useful for refreshing knowledge.

Moving and Handling Training:

  • Focus: This one is a bit wider. It’s not just about lifting things but also about moving and helping people, especially those who might find it hard to move by themselves.
  • Where to use skills: You might use this in places like hospitals or care homes where you need to know how to move and help people who can’t move easily.
  • Content: Besides handling objects, this training includes ways to safely move and help people, using tools like hoists or belts.

In simple words, both trainings help you handle things safely. But “moving and handling training” also covers moving and helping people, especially in places like healthcare.

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