Build Your Competency

As a member, get discounted moving and handling courses and access to international certifications.

Keep On Top of Industry Trends

Gain Peer support through forums and newsletters to keep you up to date with latest knowledge on Moving and Handling.


Follow Best Practices

Regular updates about effect of new health & safety regulations on moving and handling.


MHANZ Membership Now Open

Membership Benefits Include :

Access to a network of like minded people from various workplaces, professions and perspectives- you are not alone!

A regular newsletter to update you on what’s happening in the M&H community

Knowledge of to up to date moving and handling equipment, services and events

Advanced knowledge of seminars and education sessions to enable you to update your skills and extend your knowledge

Reduced rates and preferential registration for MHANZ events

Links with related agencies and associations locally and internationally

Representation in decision making and policy setting forums

A members forum to ask/answer questions and share information

Opportunities to let others know about what you do and what you can offer

Skill Development for Moving and Handling Professionals


Moving and Handling Education

Recognising that moving & handling is an essential skill that needs to be taught.  Working to improve the quality and effectiveness of moving and handling education.


Certification and Accreditation

MHANZ has a partnership agreement with the Association of Safe Patient Handling, and opportunities to gain an internationally recognised certification.

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Learn More About Tertiary Education >



The Moving and Handling Association of New Zealand Incorporated (MHANZ) is a Non-Profit Society registered and operating in New Zealand. Our purpose is the promotion of Moving and Handling In New Zealand.

Moving and Handling is an area of practice and knowledge that affects all New Zealanders. From the person being moved to the person performing handling, the risks can be high. Knowing what to do can help manage those risks for you, your colleagues and the people being handled.

Joining this association can help you find out what to do and who or what is available around New Zealand. Moving and Handling is an emerging area of practice viewed by some as an applied technology and by others a science.

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Michele A’Court

An Enthusiastic MHANZ Patron.

“It’s about people who take the best care of their patients, while also learning how to take great care of themselves”

Michele A’Court
“Female Comedian of the Decade 2010”

Learn More About Our Patron – Michele A’Court