Manual Handling for Homecare (Domiciliary Care) - Level 1

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    Manual Handling for Homecare (Domiciliary Care) - Level 1 | Online Training Course | CPDUK Accredited

    Course Duration

    60 minutes

    CPD Hours

    1 hour


    CPD Certification Service


    CPD Certificate

    Certificate Validity

    1 year

    Who is the course for?

    This manual handling for homecare online course is specifically designed for employees working within homecare settings, providing direct care to individuals in their homes. It is suited for those seeking foundational knowledge and skills in safe manual handling techniques to ensure the safety of both caregivers and clients.

      Course content

      This online manual handling course for homecare course covers the following:


      • Basics of manual handling and its importance in homecare.

      Section 1 - Key legislation and regulations: 

      • Overview of legal requirements, including the Health and Safety at Work Act and Manual Handling Operations Regulations.

      Section 2 - Employer and employee responsibilities: 

      • Responsibilities under the law for both homecare organisations and their staff.

      Section 3 - Maintaining musculoskeletal health:

      • Strategies to support physical health and prevent injuries.

      Section 4 - Safer moving and handling principles: 

      • Core techniques and practices for safe handling to mitigate risk.


      • Recap of key points covered.

      References and resources: 

      • Additional materials for further learning.

      End of course assessment: 

      • To validate the knowledge gained and readiness for practical application.

      Course aims

      The aims of this online manual handling for homecare course are to:

      • Introduce you to moving and handling legislation and regulations relevant to homecare settings.

      • Increase your awareness of moving and handling related hazards, risks and risk management techniques within their work settings.

        Learning objectives

        This manual handling for homecare e-learning course will:

        • Discuss employer and employee responsibilities under relevant safety legislation.

        • Examine handling and moving risk factors.

        • Review dynamic risk assessments, including when and how to conduct them.

        • Discuss how to maintain muscle and bone health.

        • Discuss safer moving and handling principles.

          Learning outcomes

          Upon completing this online manual handling training course for homecare, learners will be equipped to:

          • Analyse risk factors associated with moving and handling.

          • Identify the health and safety responsibilities of employers and employees.

          • Explain safer moving and handling principles.

          • Distinguish musculoskeletal health-friendly ergonomic approaches to moving and handling.

          • Explain considerations for dynamic risk assessment in moving and handling.

          • Plan risk control strategies and resources appropriate to the activity and role to facilitate good practice.

          • Identify organisational risk management processes to inform safe work practices.

          • Find out what support is available to facilitate good practice.

          • Apply safe moving and handling principles when working with equipment relevant to a job role.

            Accreditation and Certification

            This CPD-accredited manual handling e-learning course for homecare is externally peer-reviewed and accredited by the CPD Certification Service. Upon completion, participants will earn a CPD Certificate valid for one year.

            The course meets comprehensive compliance requirements set by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), Regulatory and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) and Care Inspectorates (Wales and Scotland), Skills for Care Core and Mandatory Training Framework and the UK Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF) and other UK health and social care regulatory bodies.

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            Why is the course important?

            Manual handling is a significant cause of injury in the homecare sector, making it essential for staff to understand and apply safe handling techniques. Proper training not only reduces the risk of injury but also ensures high-quality care and compliance with health and safety regulations.

            The aims, objectives, and learning outcomes of this course align with the UK Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF) and fulfil the requirements set by the CQC and other regulatory bodies, ensuring comprehensive compliance and high training standards.

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