Moving and Handling People – Practical Refresher (LBS Only half day)
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Target Group / Level
Experienced Carers, Carer/Drivers working within Home Care, START team, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Residential and Day Care Services who have previously completed a one day practical Induction training session or a previous moving and handling refresher course within a two year period.
Places will be offered to those in the PVI Sector that meet the required criteria when places are not taken up by LBS staff.
This course is suitable for experienced staff who are actively involved in manual handling people. This will be reflected in the practical component of the course and staff will be expected to fully participate to practice their people handling skills.
Staff will be updated in current moving and handling practice relevant to their work so that they can continue to follow safe and acceptable practice and comply with current relevant legislation and national and local guidelines in manual handling.
By the end of the session, delegates will have updated their knowledge on how they will:
• State how the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 directly affects them at work
• Demonstrate the application of safer handling principles which reduce risk to a minimum when handling people in common situations relevant to their role
• Demonstrate with confidence the correct use a wide range of handling equipment to solve a variety of common handling scenarios given by the trainer or shared within the group (relevant to their role) Delegates must state the criteria for use and potential risks involved when using such handling equipment. This includes equipment which can encourage the independence of the service user.
• State where to go for more help and information within the Borough and external to the Borough when needing further expertise.
• State which handling techniques are not acceptable by current guidelines of HOP6 and explain their reasoning
• Discuss how a range of common medical conditions may affect how a person can be moved and how the attitudes and feelings of clients can also affect the handling task.
• List new advances or changes in handling equipment, local and national guidelines resources or practice and be able to pass this information onto their peers at their place of work.
• Discuss how they have applied knowledge and skills learned in previous manual handling training to their work and bring specific issues of concern to the group for further discussion.
Additional Notes / Special Instructions
- This course is not suitable for inexperienced staff or those who have never attended an Induction course in moving and handling or those from workplaces where the clients do not require significant assistance to move.
- All delegates must arrive on time, be able to complete the session and come dressed appropriately for a practical moving and handling course. This includes stable footwear and clothes which allow them to participate both as a handler and as a model in the session.
- Please note that although the START team have specific refresher courses allocated solely to the START team they can also apply to this course if necessary.
No parking is allowed within the Sutton Inclusion Centre grounds. Please allow for additional time to park within roads nearby.