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Services For Care Homes & Home Care

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Services For Care Homes & Home Care

Poor manual handling leads to millions of lost working days every year. Positive Positioning will help you and your employees to use good techniques, prevent injuries increase client independence and keep your business legally and CQC compliant.

Positive Positioning offers high quality tailor made training packages to assist care givers.

All training is driven by YOUR requirements ensuring it is relevant to your staff and service users.

‘We have at last found a provider of MH training who has a wealth of experience and knowledge around the people we support and their specific needs’.  Phillip Jones- Director of Health & Social Care /Clinical Lead City Care Partnership

“The training was professional and precise. It was an enjoyable day with a friendly delivery that raises awareness of both experienced staff and new starters. Thoroughly recommended.”  Phil from Vestacare Ltd

All courses are designed to reduce accidents at work and are highly interactive.

City Care Partnership attendees comments include:

“really enjoyed the session”

“Doing the practical will really help me in the future”

“Would like to do it again in the near future”


Vestacare Ltd attendees comments include:

“The course was really interesting”

“really enjoyable session – thank you”


To ensure you stay up to date with training Positive Positioning sends out friendly reminders of when your staff are due to renew their training

All delegates are assessed throughout the course and receive a certificate of attendance and a completed competencies form for their portfolio.


Courses offered

Introduction to Safer People Handling Duration 2 days Suitable for first time handlers
Manual Handling of People update (includes equipment use) Duration 1 Day Suitable for people who have previously had some training in MH
Safer Handling of People update Duration ½ Day Suitable for people with good people handling skills
Moving and Handling (of People) Trainer coupled with NCFE Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS) Award Duration 6 Days(Delivered in conjunction with Concerto Services) Suitable for experienced people handlers wanting to train other people
Moving and handling in Bariatrics Duration ½ day Suitable for experienced people handlers who move bariatric people


All courses cover the key course content of:

  • Relevant legislation
  • Anatomy, mechanics and function of the spine
  • Biomechanics and ergonomics including posture
  • Controversial techniques
  • Risk assessment
  • Problem solving
  • Use of relevant equipment
  • Practical sessions


At the end of the course the candidate will:

  • Understand how current legislation affects employees and employers
  • Understand the workings of the spine and how it is affected by manual handling
  • Be able to identify hazards
  • Think of ways to reduce the risk to clients, themselves and colleagues
  • Employ safe handling techniques
  • Be confident in using relevant equipment


The trainer course is assessed slightly differently as there are assignments related to the PTLLS element that are written based on the training of manual handling.