Manual Handling Training - eLearning

This course introduces you to the underlying principles that relate to moving and assisting.

It is designed for all staff who undertake moving and handling of people within a care environment. The programme complies with the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (as amended 2002). Manual handling regulations has specific criteria under the Health and Safety Act (HSAW) 1974.

£2.95 + VAT


By the end of this unit on the principles of moving and assisting safely and practice you will be able to:

  • State what is meant by the term moving and assisting
  • State the legal requirements relating to safer moving and handling at work.
  • Understand the bio-mechanics of the spine, and associated musculoskeletal disorders.
  • Demonstrate the principles of a moving and assisting risk assessment.
  • Understand some handling techniques.

This course covers the following:

Manual Handling Theory

  • Legislation requirements
  • Spinal anatomy (Structure and function)
  • Causes of back pain
  • Client moving and assisting risk assessments
  • Principles of moving clients in a care situation
  • Risk factor analysis