Moving & Assisting

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Course Details

Learning Aims and Outcomes


Course Title: Moving and Assisting


Course length – 3 hours

Maximum number to attend - 15


This course is aimed at all staff in health and social care. 

At the end of the training session, there is a short written assessment to evidence the learning of the attendees

Learning Outcome

Assessment Criteria

Introduction - Legislation

·         Identify key pieces of legislation that relate to moving and assisting. (13.3a)

·         List tasks relating to moving and assisting that they are not allowed to carry out until they are competent. (13.3b)

·         Explain the importance of working in accordance with policies and procedures

Basic Anatomy and Physiology

·         Identify basic anatomy of the spine.

·         Explain the functions of various anatomy of the spine.

·         Describe how injuries can occur.

·         Demonstrate neutral posture.

Risk Assessment

·         Identify where to access risk assessments and safe systems of work.

·         Explain the importance of following safe systems of work.

·         Know the actions to take if a risk assessment doesn’t reflect true practice and identify who to report it to.

·         List the 5 key steps to risk assessment.

Safe Moving and Assisting Techniques

·         Demonstrate a wide range of safe moving and assisting techniques including:

o   Sit to stand techniques

o   Use of standing transfer aids

o   Use of wheelchairs

o   Hoisting techniques

o   Techniques for moving and personal care on a bed

o   Use of transfer boards

o   Use of handling belts

Safe Moving and Assisting Techniques

·         How to promote dignity whilst moving and assisting

·         How to move and assist in line with legislation and agreed ways of working (13.3c)


Further advice and support

·         Identify where to access further advice and support regarding manual handling.


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