Manual Handling & Lifting
Under the Manual Handling Regulations it is a legal requirement that all employees are given manual handling & lifting training. It also a requirement under the new care standards that all staff involved in the lifting & moving of clients undertake this training every year. This course is therefore applicable to all members of the workforce to safeguard their health & safety.
Good manual handling techniques – The main principles involved for safe manual handling practices.
Manual handling injuries – Recognition and avoidance of manual handling injuries, common injuries
Handling aids – The need for handling aids and their usage.
The Law – employers & employees duties
Physiology of the spine – how the spine works when involved in lifting etc.
Practical session – practical use of lifting belts, sliding sheets, turn tables & hoists & slings
- Summary of Regulations & The Law
- Employers Duties
- Common Injuries
- Kinetic Lifting Methods
- Team Lifting
- Use of Lifting Aids
- Physiology of the Spine
- Unsafe lifting methods
- Risk assessments
Practical Use Of: – Lifting Belts, Turn Tables, Sliding Sheets, Hoist
Delivery of this course is by participative learning techniques and can be held at either your own premises or a local venue over a half day. A certificate of attendance is offered.