t: 0161 607 8200
e: info@disabledliving.co.uk
Monday - Friday 9.00am – 4.30pm

Moving and Handling General Update

Providing quality Moving and Handling General Update training ensures you are:

  • Complying with the law
  • Reducing risks from bad practice and encourage good practice
  • To promote consistency and reduce injuries in people
  • Providing your employees with the knowledge and skills to provide person centred safe care.

How to book

To book onto the Moving and Handling General Update training please contact the Training team on 0161 607 8200.

Using training standards from The National Back Exchange Disabled Living are able to provide 1 day courses for organisations to achieve the following objectives:

  • A basic knowledge of spinal mechanics and function
  • The importance of back care and posture, risk factors for back pain
  • An awareness of current relevant legislation/professional guidelines, where relevant
  • Awareness of risks assessment (including the unexpected/unpredictable)  Loads – both inanimate and human, Environment and the importance of good housekeeping and maintenance , Limits of individual capability (clients and staff)
  • Knowledge of local policies, and reporting of injuries
  • Awareness of the Importance of an ergonomics approach
  • Be able to state some principles of normal human movement and promotion of client independence
  • Knowledge of how to safely manage inanimate loads
  • Start to develop a toolkit of handling strategies for clients with impaired mobility
  • A knowledge of how to deal with unpredictable occurrences
  • Gain confidence and/or refresh knowledge  in the use of equipment, as required
  • Problem solving

Target Group

All healthcare professionals, Care staff, Reablement staff

Staff in Care/ nursing homes,

Maximum 9 people per session


Elizabeth Hallows Chartered Physiotherapist MCSP LPC (Back Care Management)

Beverley Taylor RGN, Moving and Handling Trainer

Alison Meadows RN ONC BA Hons PGCE

Deborah Bell MSc Nursing Studies, Moving and Handling Trainer


Burrows House, 10 Priestly Road, Worsley, Manchester, M28 2LY.

Redbank House, 4 St Chads St, Cheetham Manchester M8 8QA

A venue of your choice


£95 + VAT (lunch & refreshments provided) for individual bookings

Please enquire for bespoke prices for organisations

  • Costs : some courses have a charge per delegate whilst others are charged at a daily rate. Please see the relevant courses for the costs.
  • When a trainer is required to travel and / or needs overnight accommodation we aim to keep the costs to a minimum. A standard amount will be quoted when you make the booking.


Disabled Living reserves the right to cancel/rearrange course dates. An alternative date or full refund would be offered. In the case of a delegate cancelling the following charges will be incurred:

28 days or less full cost
5 weeks 75% cost
6 weeks 50% cost
7 weeks 25% cost
8 weeks Full refund

Terms and conditions

Please view the Disabled Living terms and conditions document for our training courses.