Moving and Handling Train The Trainer Course

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Moving & Handling Train The Trainer Course


This intensive advanced level 4 day course for staff appointed as manual handling trainers in healthcare settings. Delegates will develop the knowledge and skills required to fulfill the duties of the role.

Delegates must pass:

  • a written test at the end of the course.
  • submit suitable risk assessments within a month of completing the course.

Number of Delegates: 6- 12

Learning Objectives:

  • Able to identify the needs of their area e.g. training requirements, equipment and specialist advice.
  • Confident to bring those identified needs to the attention of their manager.
  • Co-ordinate and lead the preparation of risk assessments and safe systems of work.
  • Co-ordinate and lead the preparation and delivery of manual handling training to colleagues.
  • Monitor safe manual handling practices in departments.
  • Be aware of the need to attend training including, risk assessment and trainer updates, to keep up-to-date with developments in manual handling.

Course Outline (Train The Trainer Course) DAY 1:

  • Welcome
  • Cost of manual handling injuries
  • Legislation and policies
  • Anatomy of the spine and back care
  • Biomechanics and back care
  • Risk management

DAY 2:

  • Revision of Day 1
  • How to move objects safely
  • Practical manual handling techniques (loads)
  • Teaching skills
  • Manual handling equipment workshop

DAY 3:

  • Revision of Day 2
  • Condemned manual handling techniques
  • Practical manual handling techniques 1 (people)
  • Rolling in bed
    • Lying to sitting
    • Sliding in bed
    • Hoisting
    • Sit to stand (STS)
  • Exam briefing

DAY 4:

  • Exam
  • Practical manual handling techniques
    • Walking
    • Hand holds in walking
    • Standing transfers
    • Practical revision
  • Unsafe handling techniques
  • Competence in demonstrating practical skills
  • Assessment of teaching skills
  • Question time
  • Course appraisal

What our clients say about us:

“The trainer was very patient and facilitated the groups learning at a level everyone could understand and follow despite the group being from different departments” – Respondent from University Hospital NHS Trust – 07/04/2011

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