Safer Handling of Children - Refresher (PRESENS staff only)

Course Code
Course Types
Training Event
This refresher course is suitable for Pre-school Special Educational Needs practitioners whose role involves lifting and handling of children and must be completed before undertaking any handling of children in the workplace.

The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 came into force in January 1993. This legislation places a duty on employers to implement measures to reduce the risks to the staff who are required to undertake manual handling tasks. This course is designed to increase staff awareness of the possible injuries to themselves and to enable them to carry out transfer operations safely.
Start Date
Thursday 5 September 2019
End Date
Thursday 5 September 2019
09:00 - 13:00
Number of Sessions
Learning outcomes

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • define what is meant by Safer Handling

  • explain the legal issues and risk assessment process

  • describe the mechanics of back injury and other work related disorders

  • demonstrate safer handling strategies when handling children, including from the floor and low level

  • practice assisted walking and sit to stand as well as discussing specialist equipment

  • discuss the importance of reporting in relation to safer handling


Additional information
Participants should 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 may be turned away due to health and safety reasons which will then incur a charge.
Target Audience
Children's Services (B&HCC)
target audience
Course pre-requisites
Jeanne Saunders Centre, 31 Palmeira Avenue
Event Trainers
Herts Handling Training
Pricing Bands
Tier 1
Tier 2
Tier 3
Tier 4
Tier 5