A practical session to demonstrate the safe moving and positioning of clients in a way that promotes independence, dignity and functional mobility.
This 2 day course combines theory and practical demonstration and assessment to ensure that care workers can safely deliver manual handling practices. At the conclusion of the course you will be competent to carry out an individual manual handling risk assessment, use specialist equipment safely, reduce the likelihood of developing musculoskeletal disorders, and always keep your clients’ comfort, health and safety at the forefront whilst maintaining their independence.
– Identify relevant legislation
– Describe causes of back injuries within health and social care
– Explain the functions of the spine
– Describe who the principles of ergonomics and biomechanics can be applied to practice
– Explain the key steps to risk assessment within your setting
– Explain the importance of following organisation’s policies and safe systems of working
– Explain controversial techniques and why they should be avoided
– Discuss and demonstrate practical techniques to safely transfer a person
"The training was very informative and enjoyable. Christine created an enjoyable but knowledgeable training plan in both written and practical training. It was great to refresh."