Moving and Handling of Objects Theory and Practical, face to face session - Covid19 Interim Training Programme

Firwood House FIRS, Firwood House, Brassey Avenue
Admin Contact
Adult Social Care Training Mailbox (
Target Audience
Directly Provided Services (ESCC) / Personal Assistants (Care) / PVI Adults (Private, Voluntary and Independent Care Sector) / Voluntary and Community Sector Staff
target audience
Course Types
Course categories
ESCC Directly Provided Services / Independent Care Sector, Carers & Voluntary Sector / Personal Assistants
Health and Safety
Course description

This is a 2 hour face to face theory and practical session.

2 courses are currently available within adult social care at East Sussex, this 2 hour face to face training or alternatively there is a 1 hour session for those who prefer not to complete face to face training of practical techniques. Delegates therefore do not need to complete both sessions and should choose one option.

To adhere to Covid19 Regulations this face to face course will be small groups with PPE masks, aprons and gloves provided.

The course covers legislation and anatomy.

The course provides an overview of:

  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

  • Manual and Handling Operations Regulations 1992

  • Provision and use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998

  • Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998

  • Basic awareness of the anatomy of the spine.

  • Awareness of good lifting principles including position/posture.

  • Practical element of the base lift - candidates will not be lifting anything above 10kg.

  • Lifting

  • Lowering

  • Pushing

  • Pulling

  • Sweeping or mopping.

Training objectives

To give staff a basic awareness of employers and employees requirements under current health and safety legislation, and how this should be put into practice.

The practice of all elements of anatomy of the spine, how the body works and how best to protect your back when moving objects (posture).

Learning outcomes

By the end of this session, it is anticipated candidates will understand:

  • which pieces of legislation relate to moving and handling of objects

  • the principles of good posture when undertaking any manual handling techniques

  • how posture relates to lifting, lowering, pushing and pulling.

Additional Information
Start Date
Tuesday 25 January 2022
End Date
Tuesday 25 January 2022
Closing Date
Monday 24 January 2022
13:30 - 15:30
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