Moving and Handling Training | Online E-learning

Prevent injury and absence with good lifting and handling

Work-related manual handling injuries account for millions of lost working days each year. Because everyone can be affected by unsafe practices, this moving and handling training gives you the knowledge to understand the risks, perform safe handling, and fulfil your legal responsibilities.

Injuries caused by poor lifting techniques are one of the most common causes of prolonged absence from work in the UK. Because moving and handling is such a common part of everyday life, high quality training is essential to make sure you are not exposed to unnecessary and avoidable risk.

This interactive moving and handling training e-learning has been developed to ensure all staff know how to move objects and patients in safe ways. The training covers a range of topics: from assessing loads, correct lifting and carrying techniques, and avoiding falls, to a closer look at your spine and how and why to protect it.

You will also be made aware of the responsibilities of healthcare employers and employees, as well as the many regulations that protect people at work.

What will I learn?

By the end of this Moving and Handling Training e-learning, you will be able to:

  • State the principles of safe handling
  • Outline the operation and equipment regulations
  • Reduce the risk of injuries
  • Recognise employer and employee responsibilities
  • Complete risk assessments
  • Specify how much you can safely lift
  • Practice safe handling techniques
  • Move patients safely
  • Provide care after a fall

Who should take this course?

This Moving and Handling Training e-learning is suitable for anyone working in healthcare and social care environments, who may be required to move or handle objects or patients as part of their role.

Applicants must be proficient in written and spoken English. Contact us to find out about our bespoke multi-lingual courses.

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escalla Healthcare is one of the UK’s leading healthcare education providers, and celebrates over 25 years of working in the health sector.

Our bespoke and off-the-shelf catalogue utilise the latest interactive learning techniques and platforms. Learners benefit from informative and engaging content, with built-in assessment, certification and hosting options.

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moving and handling training course Content

  • What is manual handling?
  • Non-clinical moving and handling
  • Why is it important?
  • Manual Handling Operation Regulations 1992
  • Equipment regulations
  • Employer responsibilities
  • Employee responsibilities
  • Protecting your spine
  • Identifying and Managing Risk
  • Risk assessments
  • Important procedures
  • Numerical guidelines
  • Good handling techniques
  • Principles of safe handling
  • Safe practices
  • Unsafe practices
  • Risks and interventions
  • Good handling techniques
  • Falls
  • Risks and interventions
  • Care after a fall
  • Questions to ask your manager