It is designed to increase healthcare providers awareness of the possible acute/chronic injuries to themselves and to enable them to carry out client transfer operations, legally, safely, with dignity / respect & comfort.
Who needs this qualification?
This course is specifically targeted at employees working in, Care homes and Hospitals in the public and private sectors, Who have never undertaken a formal people handling course.
Why is this training important?
Fifty per cent of the serious accidents occurring in nursing and residential care homes that are reported to the Health and Safety Executive in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR) are as a result of manual handling. In the NHS around 40% of sickness absence is due to musculoskeletal disorders, often the result of manual handling. Manual Handling accounts for 5,000 Major Injuries each year of which 50% involve the lifting or moving of patients.
Causes of back / Shoulder injury – Employer / employee legal responsibilities – The Manual Handling Operations regulations 1992- The Policy of the Royal College of Nursing – Safe back posture – Banned lifts – Techniques of client transfers – Use of transfer aids (if required your own equipment) – Falling or collapsing clients – The importance of Ergonomics
The Course is 6 Hours duration and will be delivered at your own premises or a convenient off site location. The course tutor Alan Overment has several years experience of training patient handling within the NHS and is qualified and accredited as; GradIOSH DipRSA, MIIRSM, MAIRSO, AMIIAI, AIfL.
He is also a member of NASHiCS (The National Association for Safety & Health in Care Services)
Delegates will receive a Handout Pack and Course Outline for use on the day. Delegates will also receive a Certificate of Attendance within a week of the event. All courses are fully evaluated using our own documentation, but in-house evaluation methods can be used if preferred.
Please contact us for a quote.
Our training courses can be provided though out the UK.
Handling home care: Achieving safe, efficient and positive outcomes for care workers and clients
Aligned to the Manual Handling Regulations 1992, which the guide stresses is as much about lifting or assisting people as it is about carrying boxes, it explores specifics such as bed, bath, toilet, stairs and care procedures. Also includes the pertinent legal framework.
Health and safety in care homes
- Date of publication: 2001
- ISBN: N/A
- Series code: HSG220
Also provides risk assessment examples and checklists for training and self-auditing. Other specifics covered include incident reporting, work-related stress, legionella, water temperatures, hot surfaces, utilities, asbestos and matters concerning kitchens, laundry and outdoors.
Contains public sector information published by the Health and Safety Executive and licensed under the Open Government Licence v1.0’.