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Safe Moving and Handling


Course Information

Date of Next Course: Upon Request

Venue: TBC

Duration: One Day

Duration: Three Years

The Safe Moving & Handling of Patients training course is designed for organisations who are responsible for assisting a patient with their own movements.

Moving people is the biggest cause of injuries to both staff and service users, with the HSE reporting that approximately 5,000 moving and handling injuries are reported every year, with 2,000 occurring in social care. Keeping your patients safe and contributing to high standards of patient care is critical and essential for maintaining a positive perception within the local community and the overall success of your nursing home and residential care organisation.

Safe Moving & Handling Training Course | ideal for people working with people movement

This comprehensive training course syllabus covers;

 Legislation  Musculoskeletal system
 Health, safety and dignity  Risk and risk assessment
 Safe handling assessment  Safe handling techniques
 Sit to stand and stand to sit  Assisted walking 
 Bed mobility  Slings, hoists and ancillary movement
 Emergency patient movement  Special patient groups
 Safe use of wheelchairs  


Unique Challenges Associated With Moving Patients

Unique risks and challenges associated with the movement of patients include:

  • Heavier objects
  • A duty of care – keeping and moving patients safely
  • Use of specialised equipment

The benefits for your nursing home booking delegates onto our specialised Safe Moving & Handling of Patients training course includes;

  • The Safe Moving and Handling of Patients training course is designed to provide delegates with the essential knowledge and understanding of safe moving techniques to prevent personal injury to the patient and to the person who is being moved, as well as covering industry legal requirements relevant to the handling of people.

Course Benefits

The benefits for your organisation booking delegates onto our specialised Safe Moving & Handling of Patients training course includes;

  • This course will help to set the standards for moving patients within the nursing home and residential care home sectors
  • Best practice techniques - for moving and handling people with the least amount of effort
  • New skills - Improve the competence levels of your team
  • Peace of mind
  • Patient care - It will help to contribute to improving patient care
  • Improving morale – Your team will be trained in advanced manual handling best practice techniques
  • Legal compliance - provide you and your organisation with a better understanding of legalisation and how it may affect your operation 
  • Familiarisation and usage of specialist equipment

Learning Outcomes

Our Safe Moving & Handling of Patients training course is primarily aimed at the health and care sector and provides the following delegate learning outcomes;

  • Making the process of moving and handling patients as safe as possible
  • Move and handle people in a way that provides dignity and greater comfort to the patient
  • Can be tailored to suit the individual pieces of equipment used in your organisation
  • Is ideal for any organisation with responsibility for assisting a patient with their own movements or enabling movement when a patient is incapacitated

Upon successfully completion of the Safe Moving & Handling of Patients 1 Day training course, delegates will receive certification.

Relevant Legislation

If you hold a health and safety related-role within your business, you may find these additional resources useful;


  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HASAWA)
  • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999

Injury Reporting

  • Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (1995) – RIDDOR


  • Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare) Regulations 1992
  • Lifting Operations & Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998

Manual Handling

  • Manual Handling Operations Regulations (MHOR) 1992 and revised version March 2004

Risk Assessments

  • Management of Health & Safety at Work regulations 1992

Related Health & Safety Legislation Links



To be updated

Safe Moving and Handling

Course Code: S04

Location - HFR Solutions Training Centre, Hessle

Duration - 5 Hours

Closed Course Information

Price per course - £495.00 + VAT

Max 12 delegates

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