Safe Moving Of People

Professional Safe Moving of People training in Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex

You can prevent many injuries by getting trained in safely moving loads and people. MJ Training, Lowestoft offers training in the efficient moving of people, including the use of hoists and other moving and handling equipment, throughout Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex. Call us for more information.

Safe movement of people and loads

The health and social sector has a very high number of reported handling injuries. If you work in a role that requires you to assist or move people, this is the course for you. We will teach you the principles of manual handling, along with how to safely move loads and people, including using equipment like hoists, stand aids, slide sheets, etc.

We can deliver the following courses:
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(Either accredited or non-accredited certificate awarded)
  • Level 2 Award in Moving People Safely (QCF) – 2 Day Course
  • Moving People Safely (Non Accredited Certificate) – 1 Day Course
  • Moving People Safely Refresher (Non Accredited Certificate) – Half Day Course

We cover the following topics:

  • Common manual handling injuries
  • Responsibilities of employers and employees
  • Manual handling laws
  • Risk assessments and risk control hierarchy
  • Potential impact to a person if moved incorrectly
  • Personal handling plans
  • Ways to preserve dignity, health and safety when moving a person
  • Manual handling and the musculoskeletal system, including:
  • Centre of gravity
  • Lever system
  • Key movement principles when moving a person
  • Unsafe manoeuvres
Aids and equipment used to move people and objects:
  • Types of aids and equipment
  • Maintenance and requirements for testing
Practical sessions:
  • Solo moving of people and objects
  • Team moving of people and objects
  • Using aids and equipment

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We prepare you for your job role

We will make sure that you're totally prepared for your job role. Keeping this in mind, we also cover any equipment that you use on site. If arranged in advance, we can also arrange to cover your policies and procedures. 

MJ Training is based in Lowestoft and offers training in the Safe Moving of People in surrounding areas.  Contact us to discuss your needs.

This course was really interesting and has made us reconsider our practices within the setting. I have recommended this course to my daughter's nursery. I have also reconsidered things that we do at home to. Thank you.

- Jade - Day Nursery, Bungay, Suffolk
11 Oct 2016

Health & Safety in the Workplace
For hoist training across Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex, contact MJ Training of Lowestoft:
01502 560 779

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