People Moving & Handling

People Moving & Handling

If you work in a care environment and need to lift and handle people you will need to ensure your own health and safety as well as that of the patients you are handling.  Our people moving and handling course is designed to enable trainees to correctly move and handle people without causing injury to themselves or their patients.

In health and social care services, moving and handling injuries account for 40% of work-related sickness absence. Around 5000 moving and handling injuries are reported each year in health services and around 2000 in social care.

Moving and handling is a key part of the working day for most employees; from moving of equipment, laundry, catering, supplies or waste to assisting residents in moving.

Over 50% of injuries arise from the moving and handling of people.

Poor moving and handling practice can lead to:

  • back pain and musculoskeletal disorders, which can lead to inability to work
  • moving and handling accidents – which can injure both the person being moved and the employee
  • discomfort and a lack of dignity for the person being moved

To find out more about our manual handling courses please click on the links below or contact us today on 01543 372888