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Health and safety at work

All about safe practices in the workplace. Bookings subject to our Terms and Conditions.

Moving and handling people

This course is currently only available for group bookings.

This course will help participants to identify and understand the risks of moving patients or elderly residents, taking into account individual needs and how to handle individuals so as to safeguard the patient and handler’s health and wellbeing.

The course ultimately aims to ensure care workers follow best practice and handle people in their care so as to preserve dignity, safety and reduce the risk of injury to self or others when moving or handling people.
 By the end of the session participants will:

    • Know how to move / handle people with the least amount of effort
    • Be able to move / handle people in a way that provides comfort and dignity
    • Understand manual handling legislation as it applies to health care 
    • Gain a better understanding of spinal mechanics and learn how to protect their own backs and those of individuals being supported 
    • Understand the need to conduct a personal risk assessment for customers
    • Discover how to safely move people with and without the use of specialist equipment
    • Understand and learn the need to conduct a visual risk assessment and recording if required
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    There are no entry requirements for this course. 
    The course is suitable for all workers from the health services and care sector.

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    There are no assessments and completion of the course does not lead to a formal qualification.

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    This is a half-day course.

    • Morning sessions will run 9.30am - 1pm
    • Afternoon sessions will run 1.00pm – 4.30pm.
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    This course is only available for group bookings and can be arranged for a date and location that suits.  Call us on 01225 713183 or email learning@wiltshire.gov.uk to let us know your training needs.     

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    This course is currently only available for group bookings, which are priced on application. 
    To apply for this course call us on 01225 713183 or email learning@wiltshire.gov.uk and let us know your training needs.  

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    Safe manual handling

    This course is currently only available for group bookings.

    Manual handling is so much more than lifting and carrying. It is the main activity associated with back injuries in the workplace, with 553,000 such injuries reported in 2015 and an estimated 9.5 million working days lost as a result.
    Whenever we carry out a task in the workplace that involves:

    • Lifting
    • Putting down
    • Pushing
    • Pulling
    • Carrying
    • Moving any load 

    we need to know how to do this safely in order to reduce the risk of injury to self and others.
    On this course we’ll cover the legislation, the correct techniques for any moving or handling activity, the process of ergonomics and risk assessing.

    This session is designed to help participants identify and understand the risks of moving objects and loads. By the end of the session participants will:
    • Recognise where lifting and moving could be hazardous 
    • Follow any safe systems of manual handling put in place by the employer
    • Make proper use of equipment provided for their safety
    • Take responsibility for their own health 
    • Lift and move objects and loads safely
    • Understand manual handling legislation as it applies to health care 
    • Gain a better understanding of spinal mechanics and learn how to look after their backs
    • Understand and learn the need to conduct a visual risk assessment and recording if required
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    There are no formal entry requirements this course is suitable for all workers from all industry sectors.  

    Close

    There are no assessments and completion of the course does not lead to a formal qualification.

    Close

    This is a half-day course.

    • Morning sessions will run 9.30am - 1pm
    • Afternoon sessions will run 1.00pm – 4.30pm
    Close

    This course is only available for group bookings and can be arranged for a date and location that suits.  Call us on 01225 713183 or email learning@wiltshire.gov.uk to let us know your training needs.  

    Close

    This course is currently only available for group bookings, which are priced on application. 
    To apply for this course call us on 01225 713183 or email learning@wiltshire.gov.uk and let us know your training needs.  


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    Last updated: 24 July 2017 | Last reviewed: 24 July 2017