Manual Handling - ref MH

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 incorrect manual handling is spinal injury. Carers who move or need to 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.

Call for price Duration 1 Day

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
  • Practical use of hoist
  • 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

    Next Date : 23rd September 2010
    Venue: ANA Training, Edgware
    Time : 10.00am - 3.00pm


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