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
The latest Government Guidance is being followed to ensure that face to face training is delivered in the safest possible way to reduce the risk of catching and spreading COVID-19 . The attached COVID-19 Risk Assessment Guidance for Training Participants sets out the arrangements and what you are required to do when attending the training course. Please ensure these are read and understood before applying and attending the course.
Delegates can also request a full copy of the risk assessments that cover this training course.
This course is open to all adult social care staff across the council and the Independent Voluntary Sector.
If you have any concerns about attending this training please contact the Learning and Development team - firstname.lastname@example.org
Attached to this email is the Safer People Handling - Basic Awareness handout for this session. Delegates must bring this handout to the session.
Please note: - Access to Montague House for delegates is the wooden gate on Somerset Street. This will be open on the day, and behind the wooden gate delegates will find the back door into the manual handling training room.
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.
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.