Moving and Positioning

The Manual Handling Operations Regulations define manual handling as ‘any transporting or supporting of a load (including the lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving thereof) by hand or by bodily force’.Anyone involved in the moving and handling of goods and people could be at risk of injury due to incorrect methods or poor working conditions. In fact, more than a third of all reportable injuries of over three days involve manual handling, and around 10% of major injuries are linked to manual handling, causing an estimated 12.3m working days to be lost annually in the UK.

This course is therefore essential support for all working professionals and can be tailored to suit your specific needs. Training of staff to handle objects and people safely can reduce the risk of injury to your staff and your company’s costs in the long run. The course covers how to move objects safely, so that manual handling risks are reduced.

Course content

  • Relevant Health and safety information/ legislation
  • Spinal anatomy, relevant structure and function
  • Causes of back pain
  • Risk assessment
  • Base positions and movements leading to more complex moves including moving and lifting objects.
  • Practical practice of bed to chair transfer, chair to chair transfer, hoisting etc

A question and answer paper is completed with the group at the end.

Duration of Course

– one day