Basic Life Support / Moving and Handling People (Onsite)

Charles Bloe Training
Delivery Method: Face-to-face

An excellent opportunity to update your skills in these areas in one intensive day. All content has been verified by Skills for Health as aligning to the UK Core Skills Training Framework.

We can adjust this face-to-face programme to suit the needs of the group and it can be complimented with a range of our online training courses.

General information:

  • Currently only available for group / workplace bookings
  • Maximum no of course participants: 12.
  • Course duration: 1 day

Learning outcomes include:


  • Understand basic life support requirements in adults.
  • Understand the principles that underpin basic life support in adults.
  • Know the circumstances under which resuscitation is performed.
  • Know the importance of early intervention.
  • Be aware of the different types of cardiopulmonary arrest.
  • Be aware of how to manage a choking patient in line with current national guidelines.
  • Be aware of the steps to take in order to place a patient in the recovery position.

Moving and handling of people

  • Understand the principles of safe moving and handling.
  • Knowledge of legislation surrounding moving and handling.
  • Review postural analysis tools to assist with risk assessment.
  • Understand the link between moving and handling, infection control and tissue viability.
  • Demonstrate a proficient skills level of a key selection of moving and handling techniques relating to your own work setting including: the safe use of mechanical patient hoists and related sling application; the safe use of slide sheets and the sit to stand transfer.

Course content includes:


  • The role of a first aider.
  • How to maintain a safe environment.
  • Perform primary and secondary survey.
  • Summon help where appropriate.
  • Assess a collapsed patient.
  • Place someone in the recovery position.
  • Effectively demonstrate Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) in adults.
  • Review the skills required to perform basic life support (adults), including chest compressions, mouth-to-mouth ventilation or use of face mask.
  • Demonstrate actions for choking emergencies.

Moving & handling people

  • The principles of safe moving and handling of people.
  • Legislation relating to moving and handling - Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 and Manual Handling Operations Regulations (MHOR) 1992.
  • Current guidance on safe practice.
  • ‘Bad practices’.
  • Spinal mechanics and back care.
  • Risk assessment.
  • Safe load management.
  • Applying principles to lifting, lowering, pulling & pushing, carrying and supporting.
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