Manual Handling

This one day course covers the practical aspects of moving and handling people safely. It is recommended that all staff are updated at least annually in moving and handling people. The most common form of injury caused by manual handling is spinal injury. Carers who handle people as part of their daily tasks are the most at-risk group when it comes to back injury. We are more likely to injure ourselves than people in any other profession.

Course contents
Legal requirements
Reporting of injuries
Principles of safe manual handling
Causes of back pain
Principles of correct manual handling
Assessing clients needs
Risk assessment
Principles of safe hoist and sling use
Looking after yourself

Aims and objectives
To give candidates a more informed understanding of manual handling techniques and practical use of equipment. The course will provide you with a sound knowledge of the anatomy, physiology and common pathology of the human spine.
It will help you gain an understanding of how the back works, how to protect your own health and that of those in your care.
Avoiding unnecessary handling tasks wherever possible
Training and educating carers in correct methods of assessment, handling techniques and principles
The design of equipment and workplaces to make them user friendly

Guide Price: 95.00

Delivery: Classroom
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