introduction to moving and handling

Introduction to Moving and Handling

Duration: 2.5 Hours

Who is it for?

This course is suitable for people aged 16+ and provides an introduction to moving and handling techniques for the avoidance of and moving of objects.

Course content includes:

  • moving and handling – why bother?
  • understanding your back, anatomy and physiology
  • fit to move: an introduction to ergonomics and the biomechanics of movement
  • moving and handling and the law: your duty of care
  • assessment of risk: a basic guide.


On successful completion of this course, you will receive an introduction to moving and handling certificate.


Learners will be required to complete a questionnaire at the beginning of the session.

Learners must:

  • be physically able to carry out the practical elements of the course
  • attend all sessions to be eligible for assessment.