Moving & Handling Training

Moving & Handling Training
Frequently Asked Questions


What is moving and handling training?

Manual moving and handling training is designed to prevent staff from injuring themselves or others when moving people or objects.

On a Smart Moving and handling training course, we teach individuals to move people or objects safely. Using Systems of work a TILE risk assessment, candidates will be taught and able to demonstrate principles of correct body mechanics and apply them to people in inanimate moving techniques


How do I get a manual handling certificate?

Once your training has been completed we will forward you (or your employer) a copy of your certificate.

Your certificate will show what you have been assessed as completing on the training .
How long does a manual handling certificate last?

You’re moving and handling certificate will be valid for one year.


Where are you based?

Smart Solutions Training have a training centre in Wantage near Oxford, where we we run open day courses once a month, as well as a range of bespoke courses tailored to meet your company’s needs.

We train people in businesses in locations across the UK, so let us know where you need us and we’ll be there.What is moving and handling training?

Manual moving and handling training is designed to prevent staff from injuring themselves or others when moving people or objects.

On a Smart Moving and handling training course, we teach individuals to move people or objects safely. Using Systems of work a TILE risk assessment, candidates will be taught and able to demonstrate principles of correct body mechanics and apply them to people in inanimate moving techniques

How do I get a manual handling certificate?

Once your training has been completed we will forward you (or your employer) a copy of your certificate.

Your certificate will show what you have been assessed as completing on the training .



How long does a manual handling certificate last?

You’re moving and handling certificate will be valid for one year.

Do you do individual or group training?

Group training is our specialty, but we also deliver bespoke courses to meet individual needs for adults and children in their own homes and training for their personal carers, assistants, and family members.

With group training we include everybody in the group during the training so everybody on our course gets the chance to practice and refine the techniques they have been taught in the safety of the classroom. It gives them better training, and saves you money along the way!

What can I expect from a Smart Manual Moving and Handling Training course?

We approach all our training with a single purpose; to offer superior training courses that go above and beyond what your staff may already know. All our courses are designed to be fun, inclusive, hands-on, and perfectly customised to the types of challenges you’re going to face each day.

Is manual handling training a legal requirement?

There is a legal requirement that your staff to have up-to-date moving and handling training.

Under Health and Safety at Work act 1974,  Moving and Handling Operations Regulations 1992 & Provision and Use of Work use Equipment Regulation 1992, the law is clear that employers must be able to demonstrate that they have provided suitable and sufficient training and put in safe systems of work.

Smart Solutions Training, have high-quality moving and handling training delivered by experienced healthcare professionals, one of our unique characteristics within the training is tying legislation to real practice, insuring staff have a clear understanding of the legal obligations.