Moving and Handling

If you care for someone with a disability or illness, you may need to help them to move around.

In this practical course you’ll gain the knowledge, practical skills and confidence you need to move and handle someone safely, so that you do not hurt them or injure yourself. Learning the correct techniques for moving and handling people now will help protect you and could save you from a bad back and other complaints later in life.

We’ll cover a range of situations you’re likely to encounter such as helping someone to get in or out of bed, bathe or shower, use the toilet, get in or out of a car or other vehicle, or sit, stand or walk.

This full day course (6.5 hours, as well as a 45 minute break) is certified.

Who should attend

Any carers and nurses who need to move or handle people in their own home, care home, community group or hospital. This course is also suitable for family members, friends, and caregivers.

Each course is limited to 8 delegates in order to maximise learning opportunities.

You will be required to sign a disclaimer at the introduction session that you are physically fit to take part.

What you will learn

  • How to assess risks
  • The fundamentals of moving and handling people at home and in a care environment
  • Awareness of all legislation relating to manual handling operations that you need to comply with
  • Spinal function and back health
  • Controversial techniques
  • Practical training, including small manual handling aids, practical demonstration of safer manual handling techniques using principles of biomechanics
  • Hoist practice

Delegates will be provided with a pack of learning materials and will be awarded with a certificate upon completion of the course.

Training methods

Lectures, case studies, group and individual work, discussions, and practical exercises. All of our trainers are both well qualified and highly experienced.


We will agree dates and times that are convenient for you.


We can run this course at either your premises or our offices in Fife.


£80 + VAT per delegate (minimum 4 delegates)

Travel and subsistence costs may be incurred depending on the location of the training.

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