Practical Moving & Manual Handling Training Enquire Now What is moving and handling training? Moving and handling training, also known as manual handling training, is a type of training designed to teach individuals how to safely move and handle objects, as well as people in some cases. The training typically covers topics such as the principles of manual handling, risk assessment, proper lifting techniques, the use of lifting aids and equipment, and the relevant health and safety legislation. Why is manual handling training important? Manual handling training is vital because it helps prevent injuries caused by improper lifting and handling techniques, such as musculoskeletal disorders, back pain, and strainsThrough this training, employees gain confidence and well-being as they acquire skills and knowledge to perform tasks safely and efficiently. It also contributes to increased productivity in the workplace by reducing injury-related absences. Who is required to have manual handling training? Manual handling training is usually required for individuals whose job involves lifting and handling tasks. This includes warehouse and factory workers handling heavy objects, healthcare professionals like nurses and care workers who may need to move and handle patients, construction workers involved in lifting and moving heavy materials and equipment, and office workers lifting and handling boxes and files. Employers are responsible for determining who requires manual handling training based on a risk assessment of the tasks performed. The specific requirements can vary depending on the country and the type of work. What do you learn on a manual handling training Course? By attending this course, you will gain an understanding of the anatomy and physiology of movement and the mechanics of physical lifting. You will learn how to assess the risks when lifting and the techniques you can use to minimise these risks. You will also learn your personal responsibilities under current legislation, as well as the responsibilities of your employer. What does a manual handling training Course cover? The course covers a wide range of issues that are relevant to the moving and handling of people, including: Back and spine care Hazards in manual handling Injuries from manual handling injuries and their causes Assessing manual handling situations Principles of safe lifting Ergonomics Mechanical aids, hoists and slings Fitness Manual Handling Operations Regulations Working and communicating as a team Sitting, standing and walking Bed mobility Lateral transfers How long is a manual handling training Course? You can complete the course in one day, with six hours of training between 9.00am and 4.15pm, although these times can be varied, on request, to accommodate the shift patterns of nursing and care staff. Is there an assessment? You will be taught in a very practical, hands-on manner and will be assessed as you go along to ensure you have the required level of understanding of each element. Do we receive certificates? Once you have successfully completed your training to the satisfaction of your instructor, you will be presented with a certificate which is valid for three years across a range of occupations. Where are manual handling training courses held? You can choose to undertake your Moving and Handling of People Training at one of our many appointed training centres across the UK, or in house at your nursing home or other healthcare setting. In-house training allows more staff to attend and gives you the opportunity to tailor the training to suit the specific demands placed on your team. Training in-house also allows staff to learn using the actual equipment they will be using on a daily basis, making the training far more applicable and relevant to their job. In-house training is a very cost-effective and convenient solution to the training of multiple staff, and reduces the time away from the work environment. Training in-house in a healthcare setting can also mean staff remain available in case of an emergency, avoiding the need for extra shifts to provide full cover. How much is a manual handling training course? We are confident that we can offer you a competitive price for convenient, tailored manual handling training. Talk to our friendly team today on 0808 164 9690 and see how we can help you take better care of your team. All prices exclude VAT. Upcoming Moving and Handling of People Training Courses Course Name & Location Individual price Group price Duration Date Practical Moving & Manual Handling Training – Liverpool Individual price: £195 Group price: £565 Duration: 1 day Date: 17/12/2023 Practical Moving & Manual Handling Training – Newcastle upon Tyne Individual price: £195 Group price: £565 Duration: 1 day Date: 18/12/2023 Practical Moving & Manual Handling Training – Leeds Individual price: £195 Group price: £565 Duration: 1 day Date: 19/12/2023 Practical Moving & Manual Handling Training – Birmingham Individual price: £195 Group price: £565 Duration: 1 day Date: 28/12/2023 Practical Moving & Manual Handling Training – Bristol Individual price: £195 Group price: £565 Duration: 1 day Date: 29/12/2023 Practical Moving & Manual Handling Training – London Individual price: £195 Group price: £565 Duration: 1 day Date: 30/12/2023 Or view our Training Locations to find a course near to you Interested? 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If you prefer to email direct click this button Manual Handling FAQs What are manual handling operations regulations? The Manual Handling Operations Regulations (MHOR) are a set of legal guidelines in the United Kingdom that set out the requirements for employers to manage the risks associated with manual handling activities. These regulations require employers to avoid, assess, and reduce the risk of injury from manual handling tasks as much as possible. When were the manual handling operations regulations introduced? The Manual Handling Operations Regulations were introduced in the United Kingdom in 1992. The regulations were implemented to reduce the risk of injury from manual handling activities in the workplace, and they place specific responsibilities on employers to manage these risks. Over time, the regulations have been updated to reflect changes in the law and to align with the broader health and safety framework in the UK. Why were manual handling operations regulations introduced? The Manual Handling Operations Regulations were introduced to address the significant risk of injury associated with manual handling tasks, which are a common cause of workplace accidents and long-term health issues. By introducing these regulations, the goal is to protect employees from the risk of injury due to lifting, carrying, pushing, or pulling heavy or awkward objects. The regulations encourage employers to take a proactive approach to manual handling risk management, which includes conducting risk assessments, providing appropriate training, and implementing measures to reduce or eliminate manual handling risks where possible. This not only helps to protect employees but also helps employers to reduce the cost and disruption associated with workplace injuries and ill health.