Moving and Handling Course

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Moving and Handling Course Online Training Overview

This manual handling course for carers will give an overview of what moving and handling is, how injuries occur, and how to assess and manage risk when completing manual handling tasks.

 Duration: 1 Hour     CPD Points: 1

What You will learn?

Moving and Handling Course Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, the learner will be able to: 

  • Understand how to promote compliance with national and local regulations and guidelines
  • Describe how to assess and minimise workplace risks
  • Understand how to reduce accidents, incidents, and negligence to patients, service users, and visitors

On successful completion of the quiz, you will be awarded a CPD accredited Safe Moving and Handling free course certificate.


Course Content

On successful completion of the quiz, you will be awarded a CPD accredited Moving and Handling Course free course certificate.

Who is this for?

Who is this Safe Moving and Handling training course for?

This online course has been written at an introductory level 1 for all levels that fit the criteria to take training as part of their role. This includes

  • Refresher training
  • Inductions
  • Awareness
  • Knowledge enhancement

It is suitable for the following:

  • Health Care workers including Nurses, Doctors, Ambulance services, clinical and non-clinical workers
  • Social Care Workers including Councils, Carers and Care assistants
  • Youth workers including activity leaders, passenger transport services and volunteers

Why safe manual handling training is vital for social care staff

Moving and handling individuals and equipment is a regular part of work in the care
sector, but it can put health and social care workers at risk of injury. To manage that risk successfully, it’s vital for employers to provide effective training for anyone whose role includes moving and handling.

Caredemy’s online Moving and Handling course offers an easy, effective and efficient way to provide this vital training for social care staff.

What risks are associated with manual handling in the care sector?

Care sector employers need to accurately identify risks and also identify any activities
that may increase risk for their staff. With regard to manual handling, this could include activities such as bathing individuals with specific needs or assisting with in person transfers.

 Some staff may have to hold awkward postures during the course of their work, which can also cause physical stresses and strains. 

Manual handling equipment such as hoists and wheelchairs may help with safe moving and handling. But it’s important that this is used correctly in order to avoid
further increasing risks.

What are the requirements for safe moving and handling training?

Manual handling regulations form part of the CQC (Care Quality Commision) mandatory training requirements for health and social care workers.

 The CQC requirements include training in anatomy and physiology as well as moving and handling equipment in care homes safely. Care workers need to understand the policies, procedures and legislation that cover moving and positioning those in their care. They should also know how to minimise risk and when to ask for assistance and advice to help them move individuals or equipment safely. 

CQC also recommends that refresher training and assessment is carried out at least once per year. Additional raining is also required when new risks are introduced,
for instance if new equipment is installed in the care setting.

Finally, care providers must ensure that a clear statement of policy is put in place. This
should cover key elements such as a statement of roles and responsibilities, recognition of the existing risks and arrangements for manual handling courses and compliance monitoring.

What does the Caredemy Moving and Handling course cover?

Caredemy’s Moving and Handling Course is suitable for staff at all levels who require moving and handling training as part of their role. As well as health and social care staff, this course may also be useful for youth workers, activity leaders and those working in
passenger transport services.

 You can book this course as part of an induction programme for new staff, to enhance your existing staff’s knowledge or as part of your mandatory refresher training schedule.

 Staff will gain instant access to the course upon enrolment and can study online or download PDF course materials, so it’s easy to fit training in around their schedule. The Moving and Handling course is CPD accredited and includes 12 months’ access to course materials, unlimited exam resits and a free course certificate upon successful completion.

 Choosing Caredemy is the easy and effective way to deliver your social care staff training. In fact, we’re so sure that you will be satisfied with Caredemy training that we even offer a 14 day Money Back Guarantee.

Moving and Handling FAQ

Moving and Handling Frequently Asked Questions

Your course is instantly allocated to you upon completion of your purchase.

Yes, the Moving and Handling course has been assessed and awarded a CPD accreditation by the CPD standards office.

Upon successful completion of the quiz at the end of the course, you will be instantly awarded a CPD accredited Moving and Handling in course certificate to download or print at home for free. We also have an option for you to request a hard copy of the certificate sent to your home or work address.

Yes, the Moving and Handling in comes complete with unlimited exam retakes

Yes, the Moving and Handling in course will aid refresher training. It will give evidence of an understanding for staff induction. It will evidence awareness and improve your knowledge aiding your current skillset. A certificate is awarded upon completion.

We offer a complimentary learner management system to view the learner's course progress, view quiz results and certification. We also offer a dedicated compliance matrix to aid with audits and inspections. 

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Assesment & Certification

You will be given a multiple-choice exam available at the end of the learning, you will be graded. On a pass mark of 70% or higher a certificate is issued.

You may retake the test at your convenience at no additional cost.

On completion of the exam, a free certificate is instantly available for you to download or print.

A hard copy certificate printed on certificate grade paper can be purchased for a nominal fee via your learner dashboard and are dispatched within three working days to your address. Please note at this time we currently only mail certificates to the United Kingdom. 

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