This one day course has an emphasis on providing staff with practical skills in paediatric handling. This programme combines a full theoretical overview with a practical session to allow delegates to gain a good knowledge base and sound practical techniques that can be used within the work environment.

Class Size

There is a maximum of 8 places on this course and a minimum of 3


  • To give delegates a good understanding of the requirements of the Manual Handling Operations Regulations within the work place.
  • To assist employees to apply good Manual Handling techniques within the workplace and in everyday life.


  • Introduction
  • Group Introduction
  • Definition of Manual Handling
  • Legislation
  • Nursing, School and Physiotherapists’ responsibilities
  • Spinal Structure and Function
  • Ergonomics and Risk assessment
  • Falls
  • Safe Moving and Handling
  • Hoisting
  • Practical session- This will be based on problem solving specific paediatrics issues

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course the delegates will:

  • Have knowledge about Manual Handling legislation
  • Have an awareness of the structure of the back and back care
  • Be confident in carrying out Manual Handling risk assessments
  • Be aware of specific considerations when moving and handling within paediatric settings
  • Have participated in Manual Handling practical techniques which may be useful within the workplace
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