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Moving and Handling – Level 1

This CSTF-aligned course explains what moving and handling is and how an injury might affect you. It explores why we need to manage risk when completing manual handling tasks and how we assess these risks and the principles of safer handling.

This course aims to help prevent injury to healthcare staff. In health and social care, work often involves manual and patient handling, so knowing how to do it safely is very important for staff both at work and at home.

Moving and Handling Level 1
Level: Level 1
Duration: 50 mins approx.
Assessment Method: Multiple-choice
Certificate: PDF Certificate
Recommended Refresher Period: 3 years
Frameworks & Standards:
Course Provider: Skills for Health
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This course is aimed at all healthcare professionals as part of statutory training requirements.

This course is made up of the following modules:

  • Introduction to moving and handling
  • Risk assessment
  • Principles of safer moving and handling
  • Applying dynamic risk assessments

Upon completion of this course, learners will:

  • Know how to promote compliance with relevant regulations and guidelines – both national and local
  • Know how to assess and minimise workplace risks
  • Understand how to reduce negligence, accidents and incidents to patients, service users, and visitors
  • Be able to use the right technique for moving and handling tasks

This course meets the core outcomes for Core Skills Training Framework subject 7, Moving and Handing, Level 1, and partially meets the outcomes for Care Certificate Standard 13, Health and Safety.

Subject 7: Moving and Handling, Level 1, Core Skills Training Framework:

The learner will:

  • be able to identify moving and handling risk factors
  • be able to identify employers and employees’ responsibilities under relevant national Health & Safety legislation
  • be able to identify the principles of safer moving & handling
  • be able to identify the principles of using an ergonomic approach for moving and handling activities to support musculoskeletal health
  • be able to identify the factors to consider when undertaking a dynamic risk assessment prior to carrying out a moving and handling activity
  • be able to identify suitable risk control strategies and resources to facilitate good practice following a risk assessment appropriate to the activity and individual’s role.

The following Context Specific Learning Outcomes must be delivered locally and specific to the setting:

  • be able to identify their own organisation’s risk management processes to inform safe systems of work
  • be able to identify the support available to facilitate good practice
  • be able to demonstrate application of safer moving and handling principles when using the range of equipment relevant to the individual’s job role and setting

All staff involved with the handling of inanimate loads, which involve a risk of injury, will require practical instruction in safer handling techniques.

The following Core Learning Outcome is transferable between settings:

  • be able to demonstrate safer handling strategies relevant to them and their role

Standard 13: Health and Safety, Care Certificate:13.1

  • 13.6 Handle hazardous substances


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