Moving and Handling at Work - Training for nursing and care homes

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 Training Centre in Glasgow.

Refreshment of this qualification is recommended annually.


Moving and Handling at Work Training Course Enquiry Form

Our Moving and Handling courses are available MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY & FRIDAY at either our Glasgow or Paisley training centres.

Wednesdays & Thursdays

Mondays & Fridays

First-2-Aid-U Training

Bellahouston Business Centre

423 Paisley Road West

Glasgow  G51 1PZ

First-2-Aid-U-Training & Caring Hearts Heath Care

2nd Floor Training Suite

Studio 260 Embroidery Mill Building

Abbey Mill Business Centre,

Paisley  PA1 1TJ

To enquire about booking a Moving and Handling course, please complete this form and we will arrange a convenient date.

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Unit 1 Title:     Moving and Handling Service Users. (Patients)

Unit code : CEL 14 (2014)

Accreditation:   HSE-COSLA-Scottish Government

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

Principles and Practice of within the Nursing/Carer Environment at Place of Work




This course will be part practical, part theory and consist of 6 modules with expected completion time in a single day.

A. Manual Handling - Theory and Test Paper. Q&A

B. Manual Handling of Inanimate Loads

C. Chair Manoeuvres - Static / Wheeled

D. Bed Manoeuvres - Profile / Static / Slide Sheets

E. Hoisting - Passive / Active.  Stand Aid / Lift Hoists.  High Levels / Low Levels

F. Lateral Transfers - Trolley to bed




The Course is delivered in 2 parts as follows:


Part 1

Manual Handling Theory covering

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


Part 2

Practical Training and Assessments.

A. Manual Handling of Inanimate Loads

B. Chair Manoeuvres. Static – Wheeled

C. Bed Manoeuvres.   Profile – Static -  Slide Sheets

D. Hoisting. Passive – Active.  Stand Aid- Lift Hoists.  High Levels – Low Levels

E. Lateral Transfers. Trolley to bed





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


COST per student £60 for a 1 day course.

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