Moving and Handling – Initial Training for New Band 5 Nurses



To provide newly qualified staff with the foundation principles relating to safe moving and handling of patients and inanimate loads

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the session participants will be able to:

  • Identify the relevant Health and Safety legislation pertaining to Moving and Handling of people and inanimate objects
  • Describe the principles underpinning safe moving and handling of people and objects
  • Participate in the safe use of a range of equipment and accessories used in moving and handling of people
  • Demonstrate knowledge to carry out a Generic and Individual Risk Assessment


Newly qualified Band 5 Staff Nurses working in the Acute Sector of Altnagelvin Hospital who have recently attended or due to attend a Band 5 Induction Programme


Lecture, discussion, group-work, demonstration and participation in practical techniques used in moving and handling of people and objects

Please Note:

Prior to attending the Moving and Handling Course, participants must complete, either by e-learning or in writing, the “Manual Handling Awareness Programme” Booklet. This can be accessed at



Please note you will be informed in advance if there is a direct cost to you or your organisation for your attendance at this programme.

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