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Safe Moving and Handling of People online course

This eLearning course outlines the dangers and legislation applying to moving and handling people that have mobility issues and is aimed at people working in health and social care.
Course Price : £25+vat

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Course Description: what is moving and handling of people training?

The Safe Moving and Handling People eLearning course is aimed at people working in health and social care who have people with mobility issues in their care. The course outlines the dangers and legislation that applies to moving and handling people as well as showing a range of moving and handling techniques and equipment that can be used. The course also highlights the importance of proper risk assessments and care plans.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this moving and handling training course, you will be able to:

• Understand the principles of good and safe patient handling
• Create and identify risk assessments
• Understand the skills required for each manoeuvring situation and how they are successfully
• Recognise the equipment that can be used

Target Audience

People working in Health and Social care roles, including health care and residential or nursing homes.


Having undergone training in moving and handling people safely can ensure that you do not injure yourself or someone in your care.

Online training is flexible, efficient, and cost-effective, meaning the candidate can progress through the modules at their own pace and in their own time, so they can fit in the training around their work and personal life.

Further Progression

There are a lot of courses in our health and social care suite that would make great follow-ups to this course, and if you are in the adult social care sector, they would all provide valuable additions to your knowledge.

Specific topics that complement this directly are Stroke Awareness and Dementia Awareness.


Module Name Pass % Required
1. The Principles of Safer Patient Handling 70
2. Moving and Handling Assessments 70
3. Practical Skills 70
4. Transferring and Walking 70
5. Avoiding and Dealing with Patient Falls 70
6. Fitting and Using a Flat or Tubular Slide Sheet 70
7. Bed Mobility 70
8. Other Patient Manoeuvres 70
9. Sitting a Patient Up 70
10. Hoisting 70
11. Checking the Hoist 70
12. More Hoisting Practicalities 70
13. More Hoisting Techniques 70


Recommended System Requirements

• Browser: Up-to-date web browser
• Video: Up-to-date video drivers
• Memory: 1Gb+ RAM
• Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)

Duration of Moving and Handling courses:

150 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions).

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