Practical moving and handling training does not always take place in a classroom environment. Sometimes it is more appropriate for moving and handling practical training to be carried out on the job. As long as the training is carried out in a safe manner and you are properly supervised, there is nothing wrong with training in this way.
Depending on the piece of equipment which you are being trained to use, practical moving and handling training might last anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours, or even a few days!
If an assessment is attached to your practical training, the person training you will normally let you know in advance. Your assessment might include you carrying out a moving and handling task:
- By yourself
- As part of a team
- Using equipment
- Or a mixture of all three