Moving & Handling of Inanimate Objects

Course Aim:

To Understand the law & theory behind Moving & Handling of Inanimate Objects.

Course Duration:

3 Hours

Who Should Attend:

All Staff that deal with moving and handling of inanimate objects – i.e (Loads)


  • Review relevant legislation
  • Understand the role of the employer & employee’s duties with regard to these regulations
  • Raise awareness of biomechanics & ergonomics
  • Explore the anatomy of the spine
  • Review statistics
  • Discuss the importance of Risk Assessments

Contents of Course:

  • Moving & Positioning & Posture In & Outside Work.
  • The Definitions: The Employer & Employee.
  • Laws and Legislation relevant to Moving & Positioning.
  • Employers and Employees Responsibilities.
  • Mental Capacity Act in relation to Moving & Positioning.
  • Spinal Anatomy.
  • Back Related Injuries.
  • Other Injuries Caused by Incorrect Moving & Positioning.
  • Recommended weights for lifting.
  • Lifting Considerations.
  • Base Movement and Basic Lifting.
  • Team Lifting.
  • Biomechanics.
  • Ergonomics.
  • Centre of Gravity.
  • Demonstration and participation in how to lift an object safely using the principals of Biomechanics
  • Controversial Techniques and Unsafe Lifting Practices.
  • Hazard & Risk Assessment Using the ELITE Model: The Environment, The Load, The Individual, The Task and The Equipment.
  • Case Studies for Risk Assessments.

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