Moving & Handling Courses

Moving & Handling Courses

We offer various Moving & Handling (People and Inanimate Object) course options suitable for staff at all levels within organisations.

Course Length. 3.5 hours (refresher) / 1 day (for brand new staff) / 2 days (Welsh Passport) or 3 days (Train the Trainer)


These courses are designed for those on annual update, support workers needing to upskill themselves in this area to support transition into care work or new care workers as part of their wider training package.

Where training is delivered in-house, it may be possible to use your organisation’s equipment to ensure staff are taught on the items they will use daily. However, all our trainers carry with them as standard: Collapsible hoist, slings, slide sheets, turntable, transfer boards, anatomical spine and “lifting man” dummy.

The course can be half day, full day or 2 day (including Welsh Passport) dependent on your general or specific requirements. We are happy to tailor your training to your specific needs and our Training Manager will be happy to discuss your requirements.

Course Contents

Anatomy and ergonomics
Principles of safer handling
Levels of assistance
Moving and handling assessment
POSRA (Personal on the Spot Risk Assessment)
Introduction to Rapid Entire Body Assessment (REBA)
Loads in personal care
The mechanics of natural movement
Assist to stand and sit
Repositioning in a chair
Repositioning in bed
Assisting into and out of bed
Slide sheets
Hoist and sling safety
Assisting a fallen person
Unsafe manoeuvres
Practical session using available equipment

EWS also operate the two-day Welsh Passport in which all learners will receive the necessary training requirements and booklet documents to fulfil the full Welsh scheme complete with signed-off Passport documentation. Please contact the team to discuss this in further detail, or view our specific Welsh Passport information here: Welsh Passport – Moving and Handling

Course Outcomes

Successful completion of this training course will result in the award of a CPD accredited certificate covering all aspects of the above course contents.

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