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Moving and Handling two day Induction


All Adult & Community Care services engaged/involved in the moving, manoeuvre and movement of clients and/or involved in the provision of movement support or facilitation of movement to their clients by mechanical means.

Staff are advised to wear loose clothing for this training.

Learning Outcomes

Topics Covered:

  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Spine 
  • Cause and Extent of Back Pain 
  • Common Effects of Back Pain 
  • Health and Safety & Legislation
  • Guidelines for Lifting and Lowering      
  • Guidelines for Carrying Loads 
  • Assisting Wheelchair Users
  • Unsafe Practices     
  • Condemned / Controversial Practice 

Who Should Attend

This course is a Mandatory Course for those engaged with the Moving & Handling of clients. It MUST be attended by employees who are new to the organisation, have recently returned from a period of long-term sickness or who have lapsed the current timescale since their last Moving & Handling training.

Course Length

This is a 2-day face to face training that MUST be fully attended.

Venue: The Practice Development Base - 8 Wellington Square, Ayr, KA7 1HA



How to book

South Ayrshire Council Employees

This course can be booked through Book and Go on COAST, visit:


NHS Ayrshire & Arran Employees

All NHS staff within SA HSCP, should copy and paste the following link onto their browser and enter where they will be directed to COAST. This link should be used anytime NHS wish to access COAST therefore it would be advisable that this is saved to favourites.

On entering you will have two options; to Register or Login, in the first instance all NHS staff must register their details, simply their name and email while creating a memorable password.  An active email address must be used as all booking confirmations, information and links will be sent to this address.