Moving and Handling

Price: £35 per person

Duration: 3 hours

NB: Discount available on group bookings

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People Movers Moving and Handling training is suitable for both individuals who are working in health and social care or have no previous experience. Please contact SWSA to discuss training solutions for new starters or experienced care staff.

This Award Aims To: 

  • To provide course members with sufficient knowledge and practical skills to enable them to undertake handling tasks in a safe manner
  • Understand the current laws and the responsibilities of employees
  • Understand the structure of and functions of the spine
  • Be aware of the injuries which may occur
  • Be able to demonstrate correct posture and appropriate exercises
  • Understand the basic principles to be applied to all handling activities
  • Be able to carry out a basic assessment of a handling task and plan the way in which it is approached
  • Be able to demonstrate correct techniques for handling inanimate objects
  • Correct techniques for handling patients by means of for patient-handling staff be able to demonstrate mechanical aids and equipment manually