Moving & Handling


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

Includes HSE-COSLA Certification


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


Assessment is ongoing by the instructor, along with a multiple choice question paper and on completion.

Successful candidates will be awarded a National Award qualification. This is a lifetime qualification, although refresher training is always recommended.

Includes National certification for life.


A maximum of 6 students can be accommodated on this course.

Pre-Training Stipulations

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

We offer a wide range of courses designed to engage employees in safety culture and reduce workplace accidents.