Moving & Handling of People & Loads
Duration 1 day
The course aims to introduce delegates to the principles and practices of moving and transferring of clients and loads. The morning session focuses on the theory and legislation of moving and handling and the afternoon session includes practical work involving use of the hoist, slide sheets, transfer belt, mobility board and other equipment involving moving and transferring of clients as well as lifting & moving inanimate loads over distance. With the practical pm session, it aims to increase awareness of possible injuries to the delegates themselves and enable them to carry out transfer operations safely. Refreshment of this qualification is recommended annually.
This course aims to provide the delegates with an enhanced understanding of: Employee and employer responsibilities in relation to current legislation and regulationThe basic structure of the spineBasic manoeuvres and transfersUse of moving and handling equipmentRisk assessment and practice
Methods of Delivery
The trainer uses a variety of PowerPoint presentation, flipchart work, discussion and group work to ensure that all the course objectives are met. This training will also involve practicing moving and handling techniques using equipment such a hoist and other moving and transferring equipment.
- Course Content
- Training Considerations
- Related Courses
- The importance of Moving & Handling
- Legislation and responsibilities
- Basic anatomy of the spine
- Safer Principles and unsafe techniques
- Team commands and risk assessment
- Practical work
This course is suitable for individuals who work within the social care sector and have the responsibility of and are involved in moving and handling.
Attendees are required to have appropriate footwear (i.e. flat heeled, non-slip shoes) for the practical session. Delegates must inform of any injury, illness, physical impairment or pregnancy due to the mandatory practical elements of the course. Non-restrictive, comfortable and non-revealing clothing is also advised for safety, comfort and preservation of dignity.
Delegates will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of the course.
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