The moving of people is a specialist area, with a number of specific considerations that are not relevant in other manual handling scenarios. The risks of poor practices in the moving of people include:
- Musculoskeletal injuries to the employee
- Discomfort and loss of dignity for the person being moved
- Accidents, resulting in potential injuries to both the employee and the person being moved
- Common injuries suffered in handling situations
- Health and safety considerations when moving a person
- Potential impact to a person if they are moved incorrectly
- Preserving dignity
- Personal handling plans
- Safe use of the types of equipment often used in assisting and moving people
The Health & Safety Executive regulations require employers to provide their employees with health and safety training, and this course provides a qualification suitable for employees working in a role which involves assisting and moving people in environments such as care homes.
This is a 2-day classroom based course. There may also be some pre-course or post-course reading, subject to the learner’s previous experience.
Continuous practical assessment is carried out during the course by the instructor, with 6 formal practical assessments and 2 theory assessments (in the form of multiple choice questions).
A maximum of 16 students are allowed on this course.
This course can be delivered on your site, to fit with your organisation’s shift patterns where appropriate. Contact us today for more information.