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1 Day Course

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Where and When

Delivered at a venue of your choice throughout the UK or by tutor led remote online delivery, contact us for availability.

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Accredited Course

The training course is delivered by a qualified and trained manual handling tutor.

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Course Overview

This training course will explain how health and safety legislation in general and moving and handling regulations in specific relate to their work practices and procedures.

This training course will consider how current health and safety legislation, policies and procedures are implemented in the children and young person support setting and how work practices are influenced by legislation.

This training course will focus on recognising positive moving and handling techniques within the work setting, while also being able to recognise and eliminate poor practice.

This training course will give attendees the skills and knowledge to recognise poor moving and handling practice. It gives attendees the knowledge of how to report poor practice and positive alternatives to put in place.

This training course will enable attendees to develop their skills with the equipment they use to support the children and young people they support.

This training course will look at how to use that equipment safely and the potential consequences of incorrect use of said equipment.

Course Learning Outcomes

Below are the main topics covered in this course, expand each one to see the criteria.

1Understand requirements for health and safety in children and young people services in relation to moving and handling
  • 1.1Summarise key points of the legislative framework for moving and handling in residential childcare settings for children and young people
  • 1.2Explain how current health and safety and moving and handling legislation, policies and procedures are implemented in the work setting
  • 1.3Explain the role and importance of risk assessments in relation to moving and handling
  • 1.4Explain how moving and handling is monitored and maintained in the work setting
  • 1.5Explain how people in the work setting are made aware of risks and hazards and encouraged to work safely
2Understand basic physical ergonomics and the implications of poor moving & handling on the body
  • 2.1Explain which bodily structures may be damaged by poor moving and handling in the work setting
  • 2.2Summarise potential injuries common with poor moving and handling practice in the work setting
  • 2.3Explain the anatomy of the spine and how poor practice may cause damage
3Understand how to correctly support children and young people with positive moving and handling
  • 3.1Explain “controversial techniques” (sometimes called “high risk techniques”) looking at why they are deemed controversial and the potential implications of using them
  • 3.2Demonstrate good moving and handling techniques to help prevent personal injury in the work setting
  • 3.3Demonstrate good practice that will ensure children and young people are supported correctly
4Understand how to correctly use equipment
  • 4.1Explain correct and safe methods of using equipment
  • 4.2Participate in a practical demonstration with appropriate equipment


The training course is delivered by a qualified and trained manual handling tutor.

Additional Information

Training course duration

1 Day. This course also includes an overview of general Health and Safety to clarify how this links into Moving and Handling (Manual Handling) requirements.

Availability of this training course

This moving and handling (manual handling) training course is available as in-house training at a venue of your own choice throughout the UK. Alternatively, also available remotely via a tutor led course over Zoom or MS Teams.

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