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Leading Health and Safety, Moving and Handling, First Aid Training and Assessments

½ Day Basic Safe Handling Awareness (Refresher) Course

£30 per person + VAT


Course Outline

The first hour of this short course briefly explores the underpinning knowledge required to support safer handling practices in the workplace: 

  • Legislation and Policy
  • Musculoskeletal health and wellbeing
  • Assessing risks
  • Key principles of safe handling practice
  • What not to do (controversial techniques)

The remainder of the course (2 hours) will cover the basic practical skills required to assist an individual to transfer safely:

  • Sit to stand
  • In and out of bed
  • Positioning in bed
  • What to do if someone is falling or has fallen


Delegates will have the opportunity to use a variety of handling equipment including:

  • Mobile, standing and overhead hoists
  • Universal and toileting slings
  • Slide sheets
  • Handling belts
  • Small aids to assist with positioning


Certification last for 1 year.

Mandy Chadwick


Mandy is also a qualified adult education teacher, vocational assessor and a published author on the subject of patient safety, and acts as a patient handling accident investigator.

Paul Titcomb


Paul qualified as a Physiotherapist, and has built up an unprecedented reputation within the health and social care sector.