Moving & Handling of People – Foundation Course
This entry level 2 day course will give delegates the knowledge and practical skills needed to handle loads and people safely. Delegates will also be equipped to carry out basic moving & handling risk assessments.
There is a maximum of 8 places on this course and a minimum of 3.
- Describe the legal requirement for safer moving and handling
- Understand the importance of good posture and other factors which facilitate safer moving and handling
- Identify possible actions that could cause musculoskeletal problems and methods to reduce risk of injury
- Carry out a basic risk assessment for moving and handling objects and people
- Prepare individuals, the environment and equipment for moving and handling
- Move and handle objects and people safely using a range of techniques, handling aids and mechanical equipment
Day 1 – Theory of moving & assisting people / equipment workshop
- House rules
- Aims & objectives of the course
- The cost of work related back pain
- Organisation policies
- Structure & function of the spine/ back care
- Risk assessment
- Handling of inanimate loads
- Equipment workshop
- Handling of people
- Practical moving & handling techniques 1
- Moving people in bed
- Use of slide sheets
Day 2 – Practical Day
- Practical moving & handling techniques 2
- Hoisting techniques
- Practical moving & handling techniques 3
- management of the fallen person
- management of the falling person
- management of clients with dementia
- Practical moving & handling techniques 4
- assisting people in a chair
- assisting people to stand
- assisting people to walk
- Practical moving & handling techniques 5
- seated transfers- bed, chair, commode, wheelchair
- using small manual handling aids
- managing client with multiple disabilities including people with learning difficulties
- Problem Solving Open Forum
By the end of the course participants should:
- Have a good knowledge about the legislation surrounding Manual Handling issues.
- Have an awareness of the structure of the back and important considerations concerning back care.
- How to reduce the risk of injury.
- Be confident in carrying out risk assessments and writing care plans specifically regarding Manual Handling.
- Have participated in Manual Handling practical techniques covering both objects and people using a range of techniques and equipment.