Safe Moving & Handling of People

£72pp inc. VAT

Moving and Handling Service Users- Modules A.B.C.D.E.F

Scottish Government & NHS Scottish Passport or Qualsafe Awards RFQ Level 2


This course aims to introduce delegates to the principles and practice of moving and handling. It will increase awareness of possible injuries to themselves and enable them to carry out client transfer operations safely, with dignity and comfort. Training can be completed on location at your premises or at our fully equipped training centre in Glasgow.

Who should attend?

Suitable for anyone in employment who does not have the qualifications as outlined by the Health & Safety Executive.

This course would suit employees in:

  • Care Homes
  • Nursing
  • Contract Care


6 Hours of Training


First-2-Aid-U Training Suite, Glasgow (Convenient free parking available). On site instruction available by request.

Course Content Part 1 - Manual Handling Theory

  • The Human Body and Ergonomics
  • Principles of Muscular Disorders
  • Legislation- TILE- Risk Assessments
  • Lifting Techniques
  • Team Handling
  • Safe Working Environment
  • Care Plan
  • Duty of Care
  • Methods of Moving Loads
  • Communication and Reporting
  • First Aid
  • Fire Safety

Course Content Part 2 - Practical Training and Assessments

  1. Manual Handling of Inanimate Loads
  2. Chair Manoeuvres; Static & Wheeled
  3. Bed Manoeuvres; Profile, Static & Slide Sheets
  4. Hoisting; Passive & Active, Stand Aid, Lift Hoists, High Levels & Low Levels
  5. Team Handling
  6. Lateral Transfers; Trolley to bed


Assessments are carried out by the course tutors / assessors and via a multiple choice question paper, on completion successful candidates will be awarded a certificate in Safe Moving and Handling of Service Users - valid for 12 months.

Candidates must complete annual refresh training assessments to keep their skills up to date, this is a mandatory requirement set out by the Scottish Government NHS Passport Module framework.


A maximum of 12 students can be accommodated on this course.

Pre-Training Stipulations

Delegates must inform us of any injury, illness, physical impairment or pregnancy due to the mandatory practical elements of the course prior to commencing training. Loose, comfortable and practical clothing is advised for safety, comfort and preservation of dignity.

For further information, please contact our Training Manager on : 0141 230 3069
We offer a wide range of courses designed to engage employees in safety culture and reduce workplace accidents.