By the end of this course you will be able to:
• define what is meant by safer people handling and explain the assessment criteria
• describe the anatomy,physiology and mechanics of the back
• use safe hoisting and moving techniques
• identify the variety of manual handling equipment and know how to use it
• discuss the importance of reporting in relation to manual handling
• define the need for developments in the way care packages are delivered
• list a number of employer and employee responsibilities (both legal and ethical) that combine to enhance safer people handling practice
• identify some of the potential barriers to safer people handling that may exist
Participants must ensure they wear appropriate clothing and flat, comfortable footwear that covers the whole of the foot as you will be actively participating in safer people handling techniques. Open-toed shoes and sandals are not acceptable and you maybe turned away due to health and safety reasons which will then incur a charge.
Please be aware that if you are unable to participate in the practical session you will only receive a certificate of attendance, not a full certificate which assesses your competency and you will have to attend a refresher session at a later date when you are fit and well to have your competency assessed.