Moving and Handling of People in Residential Care

Moving and Handling of People in Residential Care
£ 20 +VAT

If you work in a health and social care setting then it’s likely that you spend a significant amount of your time moving and handling residents, patients and service users. Whether you’re using specialist equipment, such as hoists and EPBs, or simply assisting a person to move into and out of a wheelchair, it’s essential that you understand how to carry out the task safely and correctly.

This Moving and Handling People course will provide you with an introduction to safe manual handling practices so that you know how to carry out an individual risk assessment, use equipment safely, reduce the likelihood of developing musculoskeletal disorders and always keep your service users’ comfort and safety at the forefront.

  • Ensures compliance with UK Health and Safety legislation
  • Developed by Health & Safety Professionals
  • CPD Accredited Course
  • Fully online course and assessment with no time limits
  • Full audio voiceover
  • Approximate duration: 1-2 hours
  • High Quality Certificate posted the next working day

Who should take this course?

This course is suitable for anyone who works in a health and social care setting, such as a residential home, nursing home, hospice, day centre, primary care centre, community hospital or disability service.

The course is written as an introduction to moving and handling people so no prerequisite knowledge is required. The training is appropriate for workers of all levels, including managers, supervisors, full-time and part-time staff and volunteers.


CPD Approved

All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit. 

This certificate does not have an expiry date. However, based on industry best practice guidelines, the recommended renewal period for this training is 2 years. We will print this recommended renewal date on your certificate.

Skills for Health Quality Mark Digital

High Speed Training was the very first training provider to be awarded the prestigious Skills for Health Quality Mark Digital. Skills for Health is the UK’s Sector Skills Council for Health, responsible for informing national policy, maintaining the Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF) and championing the entire UK healthcare workforce.

The Skills for Health Quality Mark Digital demonstrates exceptional, quality assured learning and development. Meaning that our training processes have met rigorous quality assurance assessment and nationally recognised expectations of the UK health sector.

Skills for Care Endorsed Training Provider

Learn more about our Skills for Care endorsed training provider.

We're proud to be officially endorsed by Skills for Care, the strategic body for workforce development in social care in England and a delivery partner for the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC). Skills for Care endorsement is a trusted quality mark only awarded to the best learning and development providers within the social care sector.

Care England National Care Forum Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland Member

Our Commitment to Health and Social Care

High Speed Training has supported thousands of Health and Social Care workers in gaining accredited certificates to help them deliver safe and effective care. We best serve care providers by committing to being at the forefront of sector issues, policy and legislation, ensuring our training is up-to-date, comprehensive and meaningful.

As part of our commitment to Health and Social Care, we have worked hard to build partnerships with authorities and leading bodies, including Care England, Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE), and the National Care Forum (NCF).

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If you wish to try this course then register for a demo by clicking the 'interactive demo' button. You will be given the option to purchase and continue with your course at the end of your demo!

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Course content

1Introduction to Moving, Handling and the Law

Why training is important, moving and handling activities, potential injuries, legislation and employer and employee responsibilities.

2Risk Assessment

Generic assessments, individual assessments, identifying the hazards, deciding who may be harmed, personalising the risk assessment, controlling the risks and recording and reviewing the assessment.

3Using Equipment Safely

PUWER and LOLER, staff competency, types of equipment, hoist safety, sling safety, EPB safety, wheelchair safety and walking aid safety.

4Best Practice for Moving and Handling

Preparing to move someone, TILEO, good handling techniques, poor handling techniques and assisting people without equipment.

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Aims of the course

By the end of this course learners will:

  • Be aware of the types of injuries that people may suffer as a result of poor moving and handling practices.
  • Know what the law says about moving and handling people and equipment.
  • Understand how to carry out a risk assessment and personalise the assessment for individuals.
  • Have knowledge of how to use different types of moving and handling equipment safely.
  • Understand good manual handling techniques.
  • Know the steps to follow when preparing to move a person to ensure the move is safe and comfortable for the person involved.


The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 20 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed. If you don't pass don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.

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