This is a one, two or three day Moving and Handling training course suitable for nurses, carers and support workers.

Moving and Handling (Customisable Options)


This course is 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 full or half day, 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 Includes
    • 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
    • 30-degree tilt
    • Walking
    • Hoist and sling safety
    • Hoisting a person
    • Assisting a fallen person
    • Hoisting from the floor
    • Unsafe manoeuvres

Two-Day Welsh Passport
This course can also be delivered as the Two-Day Welsh Passport. All learners will receive their ‘Passport’
document with the training tailored to fulfill all aspects required of the Welsh Scheme.

Two-Day Train the Trainer
If you wish to upskill your own staff to deliver moving and handling training, Abuka offer the two-day, certificated ‘Train the Trainer’ option. As part of the training, learners are required to deliver a ‘micro teach’ to other
participants. Learners are supplied with books, suggested props and a comprehensive DVD on completion.

The National Back Exchange

As a minimum, all Abuka’s Moving and Handling Instructors are members of the National Back Exchange, have completed the ‘Train the Trainer’ Qualification in Moving and Handling, and have at least 10 year’s experience in quality training delivery.

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