Manual Handling of People Course
Our Manual Handling of People course will provide you with an introduction to safe manual handling practices so that you know how to carry out an individual risk assessment, use equipment safely, reduce the likelihood of developing musculoskeletal disorders and always keep your service users’ comfort and safety at the forefront.
This course is suitable for anyone who works in a health and social care setting, such as a residential home, nursing home, hospice, day centre, primary care centre, community hospital or disability service.
The course is written as an introduction to moving and handling people, so no prerequisite knowledge is required. The training is appropriate for workers of all levels, including managers, supervisors, full-time and part-time staff, as well as volunteers.
MANUAL HANDLING OF PEOPLE COURSE CONTENT:
- Legislation and local policies
- Risk assessment and tools
- Work related injuries
- Introduction to the spinal structure and functions
- Back care
- Unsafe lifting practices
- Principles of handling people
- Safe management of inanimate loads
- Safe use of equipment
- Problem solving
- Practical experience
The course is delivered in 6 hours, and candidates must demonstrate a willingness to learn and interact during group activities. The training venue should be quiet and undisturbed. Staff should not be expected to be on duty. Staff attending should remain for the entire length of the session.
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