Moving and Handling of People

Moving and handling of people is a regular task in health and social care, which if not done safely, can cause serious injury to service users and staff. This course will focus on reducing the risk from people handling.

Moving and Handling of People Training Liverpool

This Moving and Handling of People course is essential training for all employed in Healthcare and Social Services. This course provides substantial background knowledge on the subject of moving and handling. It will enable care homes and healthcare services to build on the information gained from this course and provide the practical aspect of training on the job. This combination of knowledge plus practical training at work can greatly reduce the amount of injuries from poor moving and handling practices.

Moving and handling of people training is a key part of the working day for most employees; from moving equipment, laundry, catering, supplies or waste to assisting residents in moving.

see our Manual Handling training course page, which is for everyone who carries out manual handling tasks in the course of their work.

Moving and Handling of People – Who is this training course suitable for:

Moving and Handling of People Training in Liverpool for all business sectorsIf risks from moving and handling are to be managed successfully, there must be support from those at the top of the organisation, whatever its size.

Ideal and focused towards those who care for patients in the nursing and care industry. Including supervisors and managers with people handling responsibilities in the care sector.

This course can be delivered directly in your workplace and is suited for residential care home staff / healthcare staff anywhere in Liverpool and across the Merseyside area.

Duration: This is a half day course (4 hours) We can be flexible with the delivery of the training to suit your business needs – please discuss with us when making your booking.

Course aims: At the end of this course delegates will have the competence to deliver up to date moving and people handling training so that, risks are reduced to employees and patients/residents.

Course Content: This course is delivered using DVD media, practical exercises and discussions with the group. Content also includes:

  • Types of injuries of the spine
  • Ergonomis and Ergonomics
  • Avoiding injury and risk
  • Responsibilities of staff
  • Principles of Movement
  • Team handling and communication
  • People Moving Equipment
  • Moving a Person and use of Slings/Host
  • Common musculo-skeletal injuries
  • Recording & Reporting
  • Risk Assessments/ Personal Plan
  • Health & Safety at Work regulations 1974
  • Risks and Controls related to People Moving

Assessment and Certification: On completing this course delegates will have the skills and knowledge to provide correct people handling techniques so that risks are reduced to both the carer and patients/residents. Delegates will be assessed during the course followed by a multiple questionnaire. On successfully completing the course delegates will receive a Certificate which is valid for 3 years. 


It is your employer’s responsibility to make sure that you are as safe as possible when you are at work. Some of the tasks you are doing might involve moving and handling either directly to support your employer or lifting loads such as shopping or equipment.

Typical Injuries


Personal Assistant Care staff are at a high risk from receiving back injuries. Injuring your back will limit your movement and your ability to carry out your duties.

Employer Moving and Handling someone incorrectly can also cause damage to skin, increase existing breathing difficulties or cause bruising and cuts.

Risk Assessment Risk assessment is a way of checking your working environment to see whether there are any potential hazards. If your employer feels that there are risks to you whilst you are at work they have a responsibility to do something about it.

Moving and Handling of People Training – additional information

For more information and guidance please visit the HSE section on Moving and handling in health and social care.

For further information on our Care Sector courses please email us or why not call us on 0151 515 0416 and speak to our staff.