Moving & Handling

This course explains what moving and Handling is and how an injury might affect you. It explores why we need to manage risk when completing manual handling tasks and how we assess these risks and the principles of safer handling.

A standardised, endorsed, national core curriculum is a key means to deliver cost-effective training with minimised retraining as people move between organisations.

This course aims to help prevent injury to healthcare staff. In health and social care, work often involves manual and patient handling, so knowing how to do it safely is very important for staff both at work and at home.

  • Session 1: Introduction to manual handling
  • Session 2: Your back & you
  • Session 3: Your back & your posture
  • Session 4: Risk assessment
  • Session 5: Principles of safer manual handling

**NEW** - Primary care version available

Skills for Health have now developed a Primary care version of this course with learning scenarios and assessments adapted to the needs of GPs and other primary care organisations. If you wish to order the primary care version, please request this in the order notes.

What will learners get out of it?
  • How to promote compliance with relevant regulations and guidelines - both national and local
  • How to assess and minimise workplace risks
  • Understanding of how to reduce negligence, accidents and incidents to patients, service users, and visitors
Who is the course for?

This course is aimed at all healthcare professionals as part of statutory training requirements.


The modules are followed by a multiple choice assessment designed to test learners’ understanding of the course. Learning progress and test results can be tracked by managers for internal development and learners can keep a certificate of completion for CPD. Skills For Health Elearning modules now include stand-alone E-assessments. This means that learners who believe they already have the necessary knowledge of the subject area can complete an assessment without having to complete the training.

Accreditations & Endorsements

This course was originally commissioned by the Department of Health (DH) and endorsed by the National Back Exchange (NBE).

Core Skills Framework

This course meets the outcomes for level 1 of the framework.


1 hour 10 mins approx

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