Moving and Handling People - Practical Induction for LBS Staff and all PVI- All delegates must bring their own PPE, gloves, masks, aprons and gel and bring their own lunch

Date & Time:

Monday 23 November 2020 (9:30 - 16:30)

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Sutton Inclusion Centre, Northspur Road Sutton SM1 2BF (NO PARKING is allowed within the Sutton Inclusion Centre grounds. Please allow for additional time to park within roads nearby.)


Public Health Guidance

-  not to come in if not well. 
- remember to wash hands regularly and practice respiratory hygiene measures
- maintaining social distancing 


New or inexperienced Staff working within:

-The London Borough of Sutton the START Team, Occupational Therapy Team, and any other relevant LBS team;

- Home Carers and carers from Approved Domiciliary Care Providers from the Private, Voluntary and Independent sector. (Please note priority is given to LBS Staff).

Please note this session is not open to Residential and Nursing homes – other selected Practical Induction dates are open to all Social Care staff - please read carefully the target group when booking.

This course is suitable only for those who are significantly actively involved in moving and handling adults with physical disabilities. This will be reflected in the practical component of the course and staff will be expected to fully participate to practice their people handling skills.

This is a basic level induction Course suitable for staff who are new to moving and handling or who have never attended moving and handling training or who are very out of date with their handling skills and training.


This course is unsuitable for staff who work solely in areas where the clients are fully ambulant and require no significant assistance with their transfers or for those where handling is solely to manage behaviour which can be challenging.

This course is unsuitable for staff who have significant musculoskeletal disorders which would limit their practical participation. 

All staff must arrive on time, be able to complete the day and come dressed appropriately for a practical moving and handling course. This includes wearing stable footwear and clothes which allow them to participate both as a handler and as a model in the session. 

This is an Induction course to Moving and Handling People where staff will be able to carry out a basic manual handling assessment, choose from a range of handling techniques and equipment and demonstrate a selection of manoeuvres accepted as current practice to assist a person to move in a safe manner.


By the end of the session, delegates will have: 

  • Gained knowledge on The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 directly affects them at work
  • Gained the ability to demonstrate the application of safer handling principles which reduce risk to a minimum when handling people in common situations given to them by the trainer 
  • Gained confidence to recognise and the ability to discuss common hazards at work, identify high risk activities and state why and when handlers may be at risk of an injury and when they must report a problem. They will be able to state a number of steps to take towards minimizing the risks. They will be able to quote the four areas of an ergonomic assessment 
  • Gained the ability to apply the concepts of risk assessment to a common handling scenario and state the relevance and importance of reading and writing clear and

accurate documentation as required in the current legislation.

  • Gained the ability to demonstrate the use of a range of handling equipment available through outlets and the CES service and state the criteria for its use and any potential risks. This includes equipment which can encourage the independence of the service user, standing and raising aids, slide sheets, mobile hoists and equipment to manage a fallen person.
  • The ability to identify their limitations and to state where to go for more help and information within the Borough and external to the Borough when needing further expertise 
  • The knowledge of which handling techniques are not acceptable by national manual handling guidelines and explain their reasoning 
  • Knowledge on the purpose and general principles of safe hoisting and the understanding of potential dangers of hoisting.
  • Accessed demonstrations and experienced as a group safe use of a mobile sling lifting hoist and general purpose sling 
  • Gained understanding of how a range of common medical conditions may affect how a person can be moved and how the attitudes and feelings of clients can also affect the handling task 

Places Available:

Sector LimitAvailable
AdopterNo Limit
Education - CognusNo Limit
Education - Early YearsNo Limit
Education - OtherNo Limit
Education - Schools/CollegesNo Limit
Foster CarerNo Limit
HousingNo Limit
LBS Adults/Childrens - All Age DisabilitesNo Limit
LBS Housing and RegenerationNo Limit
LBS OtherNo Limit
LBS People Adults - Admiral NursesNo Limit
LBS People Adults - Carshalton LocalityNo Limit
LBS People Adults - Clinical HealthNo Limit
LBS People Adults - Heads of ServiceNo Limit
LBS People Adults - Hospital PathwayNo Limit
LBS People Adults - Learning DisabilitiesNo Limit
LBS People Adults - OtherNo Limit
LBS People Adults - STARTNo Limit
LBS People Adults - Sutton and Cheam LocalityNo Limit
LBS People Adults - TransitionsNo Limit
LBS People Adults - Wallington LocalityNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Adoption and PermanenceNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Blue LocalityNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Children with DisabilitiesNo Limit
LBS People Children's - CourtNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Director / Assistant DirectorNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Early HelpNo Limit
LBS People Children's - FosteringNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Green LocalityNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Heads of ServiceNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Integrated Childrens ServicesNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Leaving Care TeamNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Looked After ChildrenNo Limit
LBS People Children's - MASHNo Limit
LBS People Children's - OtherNo Limit
LBS People Children's - PlacementsNo Limit
LBS People Children's - QANo Limit
LBS People Children's - RASNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Red LocalityNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Sutton Inclusion & SupportNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Targeted Youth SupportNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Youth Offending TeamNo Limit
NHS - Clinical Commissioning Group0
NHS - Community Services0
NHS - Hospital0
NHS - Other0
Private - Domiciliary CareNo Limit
Private - Nursing Home0
Private - Other0
Private - Residential Home0
RBK Shared Service0
Supported Living0
Sutton Housing Partnership0


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Further Information:


Sally Cassar

Venue Details:

Sutton Inclusion Centre, Northspur Road Sutton SM1 2BF (NO PARKING is allowed within the Sutton Inclusion Centre grounds. Please allow for additional time to park within roads nearby.)

(020 8641 4275)