Level 1 & 2 People Movers Moving

Anyone who works within the health and social care sector is likely to have to move or handle people as part of their role. This often involves using specialist equipment such as sliding aids, hoists, slings and handling belts. It is vital that you carry out moving and handling activities safely and correctly to prevent the risk of injuries to yourself or others.
During this course, the instructor will teach students the legalities regarding manual handling, what could go wrong when manual handling & its risks to yourself and others, anatomy & physiology, policies & procedures, and practical use of aids & equipment.

Course Duration

Half Day – 1 Day.


de Carteret House, 7 Castle Street, St Helier, JE2 3BT.

Did you know?

  • ‘One work related injury happens once every 7 seconds in the UK’ 
  • ‘Every year, 300,000 people in the UK suffer from back pain due to manual handling accidents. Damage to the back, neck or spine can lead to extreme pain, temporary incapacity or permanent injury.’ 
  • ‘One in three accidents at work are caused by manual handling.’ 
  • ‘Work-related low back pain and injuries are the most common musculoskeletal disorders caused by manual handling’ 
  • ‘90% related to injury and musculoskeletal disorders and 10% diseases. Of the 90% of non-disease related claims, 45% were injuries caused by manual handling.’ 

This course will help teach you the safest way to keep yourself and your service users safe to prevent harm and improve care concerning safely handling clients.


A range of subjects are covered including:

  • Manual handling (The Legal Aspects)
  • The body and what can go wrong during manual handling
  • Principles of safe moving & handling
  • In-house policy and assessments
  • Practical training and competency assessment of various manoeuvres used in the workplace.


A Level 2 national qualification will be issued to the learner, subject to successfully completing the test paper & practical assessment.


The qualification is assessed through a written assessment paper and a practical examination.


A minimum of 8 students and a maximum of 12 students are allowed to enrol on this course. Students must be a minimum of 14 years of age. A certificate can be offered to all, subject to assessment.