People Moving and Positioning

Who should attend?

This is course is suitable for healthcare staff and carer's who have the role of repositioning people from low level help to high dependency and the use of moving and handling aids. It is essential for anyone who has the role of supporting people in the health and social care sector. 

What will you learn?

candidates who attend will learn how to prevent back injuries, maintain psychological and physiological well-being, develop skills and methods to safely use techniques to support clients and to support clients to improve functional mobility to ensure the client is retaining as much independence as possible. Where there is high dependency on the staff to manoeuvre clients, understanding of safe practises and the use of aids are taught.  

 Course Content


  • Back Facts and Figures / Injuries
  • Musculo-skeletal Awareness
  • Legislation relating to Manual Handling
  • Ergonomics and Risk Assessment
  • Principles of Safer Handling
  • Team Handling
  • Communication


Course Duration

Full Day (six hours) Maximum number of 12 candidates. This course is taught at one of our venues or delivered onsite.

Assessment and certification

This course is delivered by a qualified trainer. Candidates will be assessed continuously throughout the training and will be expected to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of HSE requirements of safe moving and handling, adhere to the Manual Handling Regulations 1992 and understand the course aims and objectives with a final assessment. Candidates will receive a certificate valid for 12 months and a workbook.


Course Costs and booking

Due to the nature of the training, this course is often delivered onsite at your venue. For course fees please contact the team on 07563000668 and an advisor will discuss your individual requirements.