Learn how to move and handle people, objects or animals in the workplace

ProTrainings' courses in manual handling and moving/assisting people provide essential knowledge and skills for safe handling and movement. Emphasizing proper techniques, risk assessment, and teamwork, these courses enhance workplace safety and well-being for individuals and caregivers.

What is Manual Handling?

Manual handling involves tasks like lifting, pushing, pulling, or carrying objects by hand. It's common in various workplaces. Proper techniques are crucial to prevent injuries and musculoskeletal disorders. Training in manual handling provides knowledge and skills for safe and efficient handling, reducing accidents and injuries. Effective practices improve productivity, decrease work absences, and enhance workplace well-being. Employers must provide appropriate training to ensure safe work. Implementing proper manual handling techniques safeguards health, promotes a safer work environment, and increases well-being.

About our Safe Moving and Handling Level 2 (VTQ) (Manual Handling) training course

Safe Moving and Handling is essential in every workplace to keep both yourself and others safe and healthy. Correct manual handling training will reduce the risk of accidents occurring by identifying and preventing them. Manual handling is not difficult to learn but can save a lot of problems for employers and employees.

ProTrainings Europe is proud sponsors of Backcare who aim to significantly reduce the burden of back pain by providing information and advice to all people and organisations affected by back pain.

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About our Moving and Handling of People Level 2 (VTQ) (Manual Handling) training course

In this Moving and Handling of People course you will learn the best techniques to move people within the care setting, as well as assisting them with everyday tasks. This course is ideal for all workplace requirements, as it includes safer moving and positioning of people as well as manual handling of objects and includes a module on slips, trips and falls.

This Manual Handling course can be taken as an online, blended or classroom course by one of our approved instructors. The online course also acts as a good refresher course for those who just need their skills to be refreshed.

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Occupations That Will Benefit from Manual Handling Training

Manual Handling courses are used by many professionals and organisations. The occupations that will benefit from the course are:

  • Factory workers
  • Office workers
  • Care workers
  • Shop staff
  • Nurses
  • Doctors
  • Childcare workers
  • Families
  • Dental workers
  • First Aiders
  • Anyone whose job involves any type of lifting
Companies, organisations or agencies are encouraged to contact us for group discounts and information about onsite training and how our system can be used to track and monitor your staff training.

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Convenience without sacrificing quality for Manual Handling Training

Scheduling a classroom training can be inconvenient for busy professionals. With online and blended courses, ProTrainings programs are available whenever you are, allowing you to pause and resume the training videos so you can come back later. Learn more

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Three Easy Steps to getting your manual handling training

Getting started is easy, you can buy online and start now. If you need training for your business, contact us for our group discounts.

1 Pay

Sign up, pay and start your training straight away or enquire for group rates. You will receive 8 months of access to the videos, a printable student manual, an optional weekly video refresher email and a 1-year certificate and 2 hours of certified CPD credits. Learn more

2 Pass

Take the video training and multiple-choice test. Don't worry, you get another try if you don't pass. And your progress is saved, so you can leave and come back as often as you like. Learn more

3 Print

Print your certificate and verified CPD time statement and that's it! Your training is complete until it's time to renew again. So you don't forget, we'll send you a reminder email when your training is expiring. Learn more

Frequently Asked Questions

Which occupations use this course?

The Safe Moving and Handling Level 2 (VTQ) Course is perfect for:

  • Factory workers
  • Office workers
  • Care workers
  • Shop staff
  • Anyone whose job involves any type of lifting

I want to complete a short practical module after completing the online course, is this possible?

We have a network of over 1000 approved and monitored instructors to deliver a short skill training session nationwide or we can come to your workplace to deliver the training. This blended training saves class time and provides the same qualification. Contact us on 01206 805359 to discuss your options.

What is CPD and why is having Certified CPD important?

CPD stands for Continuous Professional Development and is required in many business sectors. Even if you do not require a set CPD credit level, having Certifed CPD ensures the quality of training. ProTrainings are the highest gold standard of CPD ensuring that all courses are externally verified and mapped to the highest levels.

What is "SCORM ready" and will courses run on a LMS?

SCORM Ready means that online courses can run on any compatible Learning Management System (LMS). SCORM courses run seamlessly on your existing LMS system without a separate login so staff only login using the existing company system. ProTrainings online courses have an advanced SCORM ready system to give more features than any other company.

Learn more about ProTrainings training

ProTrainings Europe has produced over 350 video online courses and we also offer training at your workplace or at regional training centres nationwide

Endorsed training as video online, blended, classroom or virtual to meet your busy life. Choose from over 350 courses all CPD Certified with Evidenced Based Learning statements.

Discounts off future courses and company training solutions. Phone 01206 805359 for more information.

Benefits of Choosing ProTrainings for your Manual Handling Course

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