Moving and Handling

Good handling theory training needs to be delivered before practical safe handling courses; this course helps you do that.
Course Description Syllabus Care Certificate Related courses

About the course

Social Care TV’s handling theory explains why safe handling is important and the principles that make safe handling work.


This course is specifically for health and social care providers. Whilst the emphasis is upon people handling situations, the principles are completely appropriate for non-people handling situations too.

Who is this course for?

Whether for induction, vocational, refresher or management training, this is handling theory training you will really appreciate. Also see our Moving and Handling Assessment training resource.

What does the course cover?

  • Ouch, back pain!

  • How injury affects different people

  • The cumulative nature of back pain

  • Work as trained

  • Prevention is better than cure

  • How your back works

  • Basic anatomy

  • Spine, discs, ligaments, muscles etc.

  • Ergonomics (getting technical!)

  • Movements

  • Bearing the bulk of a person’s weight

  • Safe handling principles

  • Correct handling position

  • Infection control

  • Promoting independence¬†