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Unit B23 Aerodrome Studios, 2-8 Airfield Way, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 3TH - Telephone: 01425 273297

Moving and Assisting People Train the Trainer 5 Day


The aim of this five-day course is to provide inexperienced trainers with the essential knowledge, skills and confidence to train others in the moving and assisting of people and in the effective completion of manual handling risk assessment.

This course is for inexperienced manual handling practitioners with a responsibility for teaching staff how to safely move and assist people in the workplace. It will teach the fundamentals of teaching and will refresh the learner on the safe movement of people and effective risk assessment. The additional day dedicated to this course is to give inexperienced manual handling partitions the basic skills required to move and assist people safely.

Course Content

On successful completion of this course the learner will be qualified to:

  • Demonstrate the basic knowledge and skills to move people safely (Day 1)
  • Demonstrate a good knowledge of relevant legislation regarding Manual Handling.
  • Understand the workings of the spine and how to reduce the risks of spinal injury.
  • Explain the principles of efficient movement (POEM)
  • Apply the principle of ergonomics
  • Demonstrate effective risk assessment in Moving and Assisting People.
  • Recognise ‘controversial techniques’ and complete a Rapid Entire Body Assessment (REBA)
  • Have practical experience of a variety of equipment used in the care sector.
  • Demonstrate a higher level knowledge of practical skills in the moving and assisting of people in a care setting.
  • Demonstrate effective teaching styles and the skills to convey manual handling knowledge and safe practice to others.

Assessment and Certification

Course assessment comprises:

  • Submission of REBA assessment
  • Delivery of a 30 minute micro teaching session in order to practice teaching skills, organisation and delivery of appropriate course content
  • Continual practical skills assessment, which takes place continuously over the final two days of the course.

Post-Training Support

Support will be available once the course has finished. Our trainers are available to answer any queries you may have once you return to work.

Course Duration

5 days

Number of Delegates

Maximum 9


Price as per current Price List