Moving & Handling - Principles

Moving & Handling – Principles course

The Moving & Handling – Principles course provides basic training for people who are required to move and/or handle items or goods within the workplace. The course syllabus meets the requirements as specified in the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992.

Who should attend?
We strongly recommend that every employee should undertake this course and encourage employers to consider this training as part of each new employee’s induction.

On completion of training, successful candidates will be able to:

  • understand the facts relating manual handling
  • understand spinal anatomy and related injuries
  • understand upper limb disorders
  • help protect your back
  • understand legislation in the workplace
  • undertake a risk assessment
  • carry out safer handling
  • participate in team handling
  • correctly push and pull loads
  • identify aids to manual handling

How long does the course last?
3.5 hours. Candidates are required to complete three and a half contact hours of training and assessment. It is therefore necessary that candidates are able to attend for the whole duration of the course to allow them to be eligible for continuous assessment and certification.

9.00am until 12.30pm

Candidates will be assessed throughout the course. Evidence of underpinning knowledge and practical skills competence will be required for certification.

Successful candidates will receive a St Andrew’s First Aid Training and Supplies Ltd ‘Moving & Handling – Principles’ certificate, which is valid for three years.

Important information
Please consider the following factors when choosing your candidate(s) to attend our Moving & Handling – Principles course:

  • reliability, disposition and communication skills
  • aptitude and ability to absorb new knowledge and learn new skills

Need more information?
If you need further information regarding our Moving & Handling – Principles course please call 0300 4 666 999 or email