Principles and Practice of Moving People Safely (RQF)


  • Importance of safe manual handling
  • Injuries & ill health caused by incorrect manual handling
  • Employee and employer requirements
  • Consequences of non-compliance with health and safety requirements
  • Manual handling risk assessments
  • Personal handling plans
  • Personal safety, health and dignity issues
  • Unsafe manoeuvres
  • Anatomy of the spine and mechanics of movement
  • Principles of moving people safely
  • Procedures for emergency handling
  • Requirements for testing and servicing equipment
  • Practice of safe and efficient movement principles
    • Using aids and equipment
    • Moving a person on their own
    • Moving a person as part of a team
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