Safer People Moving and Handling – 1 day

(SMHPS Scottish Manual Handling Passport Scheme Modules C,D,&E)
  • Cost: £79

  • Duration:1 day

Correct moving and handling of people reduces the risks of injury to both staff  and their service users when undertaking the transfer of people in their workplace.

​This course will identify best practice whilst highlighting poor practice and in doing so will equip students with the essential practical skills and techniques along with a clear understanding of the relevant principles and legal requirements in order to undertake the safe moving and handling of people.

Course Syllabus

  • Health and Safety 
  • Legislation
  • What is manual handling
  • Duty of care
  • Anatomy of the spine
  • Common injuries
  • Risk assessments
  • Reducing risks and hazards
  • ​Biomechanics and ergonomics
  • 21 Principles of safer handling
  • Poor and unsafe practice
  • Safe movement and transfer of people
  • Using equipment to move people safely

Why choose DST?

Cost effective

We offer a cost effective way of training your team in workplace compliance qualifications conveniently at your own premises.


You can plan your training with a time and date that fits your organisational needs.

Team building

Training together can be a team building experience, giving you the time and opportunity to review policies and procedures relevant to your organisation

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    Five things you should know about our courses

    Excellence in Health and Safety compliance

    Our courses provide an ideal approach to safer and more effective manual handling that not only meet HSE recommendations, but also promote safe practice in any given situation. All are accredited national qualifications and training that complies with statutory legislation.

    Individual customised ​learning ​plans

    Different students require different approaches to learning and we always strive to accommodate individual learners requirements in order to enhance their learning experience.

    First Aid courses independently verified

    We offer a wide range of First Aid courses assessed at level 5 and 6 SQA (Scotland) including First Aid at Work (FAW), Emergency First Aid (EFAW), Activity First Aid, Paediatric First Aid and Defibrillation. All First Aid courses are independently verified.

    All courses include a comprehensive student training pack

    All of our courses are supported by a comprehensive illustrated training pack which is included in your training costs.

    Many more courses available upon request

    If you require any information on the courses we provide or would like us to arrange training that is bespoke to your individual needs, please contact us to discuss how we may help.