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Introduction to Safe Moving and Handling in a Clinical Environment

Subject Area
Health & Social Care
Start Date
March 2024
Study Mode
1 Day

This course will provide a session on moving and handling in a simulated clinical environment. In this session, we will explore the central principles and best practices related to the safe and effective movement of patients in healthcare settings. (We don’t manual handle patients anymore).

We all need to stay safe when we are supporting a person to move position. This session introduces some important information when preparing the activity of moving and handling.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.

Course units

Throughout this session we will look at the following:

Introduction to Moving and Handling - we want to make sure we know how to look after patient safety and prevent injuries to ourselves and healthcare professionals. We want to promote patient comfort during this activity.

Legislation and Guidelines - we will have a discussion on the importance of working within guidelines and policies to ensure a safe and legally sound healthcare environment.

Risk Assessment - practical tips for identifying potential risks and implementing risk reduction approaches.

Moving and Handling Techniques - hands-on practice for participants to reinforce proper moving transferring, and repositioning methods.

Use of Assistive Equipment - overview of equipment such as hoists, slide sheets, and transfer boards, and their appropriate applications


There is no formal assessment, the tutor will observe participants during practical scenarios will provide feedback and guidance for improvement.

Course fees

This course is fully-funded and so is free to study.

Course progression

You may wish to progress to study another of our Health & Social Care courses. Visit the curriculum page for more information.

Dates & course durations

6th March 2024, 6.00pm-9.00pm

Study methods

  • Presentation of key facts and outline of the session.
  • Practical scenarios: participants will engage in simulated scenarios to apply learned principles in a controlled environment.
  • Q&A and discussion: an opportunity for participants to ask questions and discuss specific challenges related to moving and handling in their clinical practice.


This course will take place in our clinical room, which has a range of healthcare equipment for students to use to build their knowledge and skills.

Additional costs


Career progression

This course will provide a flavour of what it's like to work in the healthcare sector, and you may wish to study other health & social care courses to complement it.

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