Safer People Handling Course

Safer People (manual) Handling

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To train participants in safer people (manual) handling.

• Examine principles of lifting and handling
• Look at methods of safe manual handling of people
• Examine legal requirements
• Explore risk assessments
• Practice and demonstrate safe lifting techniques of people with a range of equipment

Staff who are required to assist and to move people,Manual Handling Slings Training the course involves practical safe use of the equipment and legal updates.

  • Principles of lifting
  • The legal position
  • Assessing Risk for single handed care-
  • Legal requirements
  • Introduction to transfers- lying /sitting/standing
  • Mobility/pain/tissue viability/ pressure sores/ catheters/infection control and its impact on manual handling risk assessment
  • Posture
  • 6 basic sling types
  • Turning in bed
  • Use of wedges
  • In bed positioning
  • Slide sheets
  • Use of slings
  • Manual handling Risk assessments
  • Protection from injury
  • Structure of the spine
  • Use of aids and equipment
  • Using Hoist and slide sheets
  • Moving people- safety considerations
  • Working with clients

This course has been mapped to the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014 (Part 3), the Care Quality Commission (Registration) Regulations 2009 (Part 4), and the CQC Guidance for providers on meeting the regulations. It also complies with Regulation 12 Safe Care and Treatment and Regulation 18 Staffing of the CQC fundamental standards are met.

This course is delivered on site, at the client’s premises or nominated venue.

Summary & Booking

The course contains strong practical aspects, in that participants will be trained and assessed on carrying out safer people (manual) handling techniques. As well as looking at any specific examples that course participants may have. The candidates must be physically able to use and demonstrate safe use of the equipment. They will be required to be assessed by the tutor as competent with their handling skills.

Duration: 1 day
Location: On Site: We come to you
Cost: £750 (maximum of 25 staff)


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