Moving & Handling Courses

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



These courses are designed for those on annual update, support workers needing to up skill 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

Abuka also operate the two-day Welsh Passport in which all learners will receive the necessary training requirements to fulfill the Welsh scheme complete with 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 Contents

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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