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Manual Handling - Health, Education and Social Care

Sanctuary Training

Manual Handling - Health, Education and Social Care



Nobody wants to, or expects, to injure their back at work. Through poor lifting technique or limited understanding of the risks of injury, it’s a possibility. By taking this manual handling course that has been tailored for the health and social care workforce, you’ll learn the best practice for manual handling and reduce the chance of injuring yourself at work.


This course is intended for all staff who work in the Education, Health and Social Care sectors.

Although this course forms part of an induction programme for new starters, it is also intended for all practitioners who want to improve their knowledge and continue their professional development.


This three module course gives useful practical advice for all health and social care staff on how to reduce the risk of injury from manual handling. The course provides organisations a level of compliance to meet many of their health and safety training obligations.

You will automatically get a course certificate on course completion – with your name, the CPD hours, the date and learning objectives. The course contains additional resource materials, useful links and a refresher guide.


Once you’ve completed this course, you’ll have a knowledge of:

  • Key legislation relating to manual handling
  • Who is responsible for manual handling in the workplace 
  • The importance of safe manual handling
  • The importance of thinking first
  • How much you can lift
  • The basic techniques of good lifting practice
  • What to think about prior to lifting
  • The principles around team lifting
  • How to move and handle people
  • The workings of the spine and how it can get damaged whilst lifting
  • What causes back pain and how you can treat it
  • How to strengthen your back

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