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Moving & Handling Instructors

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Pat Alexander

Pat Alexander

Director at Herts Handling Training Limited & Co-Author of the Guide to the Handling or People, 4th, 5th & 6th editions

  • Always innovative, full of surprises - and a good friend to have!

Tracey Carr

Tracey Carr

Fat Lot She Knows!

  • Gavin is a great communicator and imparts his expertise with real enthusiasm. His training sessions are thorough and he uses a wide range of real life situations to challenge his delegates. Gavin is open to new ideas and techniques and always ensures that solutions offered are dignified and sensitive to the Patients needs as well as being safe for both Patient and Handler.

david hatch

david hatch

Manual Handling Specialist Nurse/Assistant H&S Adviser at NHS Wirral University teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

  • Gavin provided specialist Manual Handling Instructors training for me. Running a course at my Trust he facilitated the training of 4 Manual Handling Specialists from other Trusts he demonstrated an encyclopaedic knowledge of the subject, brought new ways of thinking to the group and instilled confidence through his training techniques. I have sought his advice on several occasions and he has not only provided good advice but has also responded in a timely manner.

Lee-Ann Kresfelder

Lee-Ann Kresfelder

Owner of LA Accents

  • Having known Gavin for quite a few years, though not necessarily having worked with him I can confidently say that he works with a clear focus and compassion for all those who benefit from his assistance. He is exemplary in his considerate and respectful attitude when dealing with others.

Irvind Sihota

Irvind Sihota

International Patient Handling Advisor @ Handicare

  • I had the pleasure of attending a train the trainer course, and I loved the 'thought-invoking' approach, or rather metacognition in how we teach, rather than just learning how to teach. The module on perception helps to develop real empathy to those with perceptual difficulties and cognitive degeneration (e.g. occipital lobe). The legislation was also taught in a thought-provoking manner, rather than a 'dry' recital of acts, legislations, regulations and statutes.

Steven Hamblett

Steven Hamblett

Regional Director Bupa Care Services

  • Gavin is an expert in his field, his method of training was personable and on a level easily understood. The course he taught us was very enjoyable as well as detailed. Gavin is able to guide students of all levels and abilities, his course offers excellent value for money for any company or individual considering undertaking Moving and handling training. highly recommended.

Mike Froome

Mike Froome

Essential Skills Trainer at Institute of Health & Social Care Studies - Guernsey

  • Gavin has great people skills, he taught a Moving & Handling Instructors course to health care professionals with loads of experience with ease. His informal relaxed teaching methods made learning easy, he responded to challenges with professional results in both practical and theoretical sessions all evidence based and referenced to current Health & Safety legislation and the Guide To The Handling of People HOP 4,5,and 6. Well done enjoyable nice to have met you will keep in touch thanks again Mike

Victor Makgwana

Victor Makgwana

Director

    • Gavin is very dedicated to his work such that he never misses a day without any positive influence in it.He is passionate about his health care matters and always want to see The South African Moving and Handling Project implemented in Mzanzi.Against all odds,ask him to do something,he will sacrifice his sleep to accomplish whatever task.I count myself very fortunate to associate with him cause we are determined and will see to the implementation of this project for the welfare of all South Africans.I will always appreciate and cherish the support his family gave him to let him come over to SA for few months when the late Deputy Health Minister Dr Sefularo was interested in the project.I am sure with his wealth of experience and partnership with various health companies we'll achieve our goal and South Africa will join Britain,USA and other countries in Safe Lifting of Patients.

Steve Kirkpatrick

Steve Kirkpatrick

Director at SK Handling Ltd.

  • Gavin has an undoubted passion for Moving and Handling and clearly takes a great deal of pleasure in training others. His knowledge of the subject is of the highest level and he is an absolute pleasure to work with. He has a desire to develop personally and to assist others to do the same, he is a real asset to our company.

Pat Alexander

Pat Alexander

Director at Herts Handling Training Limited

  • Gavin is a creative web designer, and has some truly intuitive ideas. He devises electronic marketing strategies that I had not even thought of, and is always pushing the boundaries. I would certainly recommend his work to anyone.

Dave Earle

Dave Earle

Director at Tees Safety Training Ltd

  • I found Gavin approachable, trustworthy with a detailed knowledge of moving and handling.

Janette Reading

Janette Reading

Occupational Therapist

  • Very much appreciate the newsletters Gavin has been providing. They keep one updated with uk and overseas handling incidents. Even one of my colleagues in the Health and Safety executive looks at them!

Ken Cookson

Ken Cookson

Owner - Freelance Consultant at Noocook Consultancy Services & Published Author

  • Gavin is well respected in the field of manual handling as a provider of traditional and web based learning packages.

Andrea Bourdillon

Moving and Handling Advisor at Leeds City Council

  • Gavin Wright is a renowned authority in the UK on moving and handling issues. He publishes an on line newsletter which informs and guides Moving and Handling Advisors throughout the UK. Gavin's knowledge is exemplary and he is an excellent lecturer on the principles of moving and handling.

Sondra Butterworth MBPsS  MSc BSc Hons PGCE

Sondra Butterworth MBPsS MSc BSc Hons PGCE

Regional Community Support Manager. Charity DEBRA . PhD student. Graduate Member of British Psychological Society

  • I have found Gavin's web site to be very informative. He offers an excellent service to moving and handling professional. Much of the information is freely available. I would recommend Gavin's work to anyone in the field of community assessment.
Jacqueline Hall

Senior Lecturer at Northumbria University & Co-Author of Standards in Manual Handling

  • I had the pleasure to give a presentation (or two) at Gavin's first Conference in Manual Handling. Gavin is an industrious person who is very enthusiastic about Manual Handling and is currently attending the Advanced Diploma in Patient Handling and Moving which I teach, to further his academic interest in this subject.

Dorothy Spencer

Dorothy Spencer

Amacus Limited

  • Gavin has excellent organisational skills and has provided insight to many professionals regarding the safer handling people. This insight has been based at both a practical and theoretical level. My I take this opportunity to thank him for the research he obviously does to ensure that the on-line magazine he produces is current, interesting and valid.

 

Rosemarie Scrutton

Moving and Handling advisor at Hertfordshire County Council

  • Gavin has been instrumental in collating and producing the moving and handling news letter, the content has been excellent and very informative. Gavins' knowledge base in this subject matter is very broad and up to date.

 

clare mcgorry

  • I highly recommend Gavin, as a highly qualified individual. He is very approachable and supportive in delivery of training,development. His Subject Knowledge within Training is excellent. When i am looking for external training providers he is my first contact.

Steve Clark

Steve Clark

Managing Director - Help2Export Ltd & Director Medilink East Midlands

  • Gavin has provided both myself and some of our other staff with moving & handling training, by offering Hospital Aids the opportunity to attend various workshops & exhibitions that he has organised. As the result of our extremely positive experiences of dealing with Gavin and his family, we have also gained valuable business opportunities to supply his existing clients with evacuation equipment.

Christian Symonds

Christian Symonds

Managing Director at Approach Medical Ltd

  • Gavin is a rare person within healthcare these days. Very personable & deeply knowledgeable, Gavin is only interested in providing solutions that focus on improving patient care and outcomes. I am sure that he will impact greatly in his new and exciting role in South Africa. I look forward to continuing to develop our working relationship as he assists us in a project for bariatric patient care.I have no hesitation in recommending Gavin and his work.

Deborah Walters

Deborah Walters

Creative Product Developer, Highfield International

  • I have had several contacts with Gavin over the past 18 months, mainly for advice and guidence in Moving and Handling issues. He has always dealt with these thoroughly and promptly. I have also taken one of his online courses and found this to be extremely User Friendly, the DVD resource which I ordered also proved to be very clear and useful as an aid in my own pratice as a Trainer. I wouldn't hesitate to use Gavin's expertise in the future.

 

Tracy Guy

Health and Safety Advisor at Telford & Wrekin Council

  • wonderful provision of information, knowledge and skills

Louis Thomas

Louis Thomas

Associate at Premier Partnership

  • Gavin's newsletters contain a range of interesting and enlightening articles providing a regular synopsis of current news and protocols in the moving and handling field. I have also found his courses / videos useful in providing new ideas for my training sessions.

 

Cath Clinton

H & S training officer at Durham County Council

  • Gavin has attended the Northern Back Exchange meetings which I too attend on a regular basis. These meeting enable colleagues from various work areas to consider manual handling issues and explore new ways of working in line with legal requirements etc. In addition, Gavin has sent us a news letter on a regular basis which has provided some very interesting articles to consider.

 

Shaun Carney

Moving and Handling Specialist at Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

  • Gavin continues to provide via his internet links a valued source of information and advice in the field of moving and handling. His regular newsletters are a constant and valued source of relevant information around the issues facing anyone involved in the field of manual handling training, risk assessment and risk reduction.

Stephanie Wright

Stephanie Wright

Ambulance Technician

  • It is very hard to pick titles and things seeing as I am his daughter, it didn't have that choice on the clicky things. But, I just want to say that I wouldn't be where I am now if it wasn't for him, obviously, but he has taught me alot about emergency things as well as moving and handling and the both combined also. I even get the penguin walk off him when teaching. He deserves every nice word in the dictionary because there's no other dad like him. A lot of you know him as a work colleague but I know him as a family member too and can assure you, he is much better at being a dad than a moving and handling dude, even when he is worried about the amount of hakuna matata he is doing.