Mission statement:


The Association exists

to develop, disseminate

and promote evidence

based best practice

in moving & handling.


National Back Exchange was established to share and exchange ideas and information on all aspects of moving and handling. Posts on this platform must comply with the NBE Social Media Policy, and does not indicate explicit or implied endorsement by NBE. Anyone requesting assistance from the membership regarding surveys and research are expected to share results.

Free Resources

Practitioner Training Guidelines 2010

Manual Handling Training Guidelines 2010

YBE Hoist Guidelines 2010

YBE Hoist Guidelines 2010 Flowchart

All Wales NHS Manual Handling Passport Scheme V2

WLGA Manual Handling Passport Scheme - Manual Handling of People 2011

WLGA Manual Handling Passport Scheme - Object Handling 2011


NBE leaflets

These are also available as an A5 pamphlet (without the watermark) from the NBE shop in packs of 20

NBE Working at Floor Level Leaflet Website Version.pdf

The Safe Handling Of A Manual Wheelchair

Choosing a sling for your hoist 

Safer use of hoists

We always welcome submissions from members of documents which are both in the public domain and of interest to the wider NBE community.  Please contact your local group or email the documents to the NBE Office for consideration.







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