Moving & Handling (Inanimate)


This intermediate level half day course will provide staff with the knowledge and practical skills needed for the safe handling of inanimate loads in a variety of settings.

Number of Delegates: up to 12

Learning Objectives

  • Be aware of the responsibilities of employers and employees under manual handling law and relevant local policies
  • Be able to undertake a basic inanimate handling risk assessment using relevant forms
  • Be able to recognize and avoid the use of unsafe handling techniques
  • Acquire skills in the safe handling of inanimate load individually/in a team with or without equipment

Course Outline

  • Review of legislation
  • Manual handling policy
  • Risk assessment (problem solving scenarios)
  • Back care
  • Inanimate load handling principles
  • Practical moving & handling techniques
  • Equipment update
  • Unsafe load handling techniques
  • Practical load handling techniques
  • Problem solving workshop
  • Conclusion
  • Course appraisal
  • Close

What our clients say about us:


“Clear explanations”. Maintenance Operative, South West London Mental Health Trust 29 Aug 2014