Moving and Handling of People Refresher Course

Course Overview

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 need to update their skill set, and have previously Undertaken the more in depth, full day 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.

Learning outcomes. 

  • 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

Course details.

The Course is 3 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

Handling home care: Achieving safe, efficient and positive outcomes for care workers and clients
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Extensively detailed and illustrated guidance addressed to organisations providing home care services. Contains practical advice on minimising the risk from manual handling – chiefly of residents – to care workers and their clients. Documents 27 case study realities and lists alternative improvements that could have improved the care quality and further reduced risk. Whilst the guidance is not prescriptive, its primary significance is to highlight poor practice and contribute to the development of safer practices.

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

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Addressed primarily to owners and managers, with instructive guidance also for employees and safety representatives. Designed to enable them to better understand and meet their duties under health and safety legislation. The main risks found in care homes are covered in detail – such as the headline issues of first aid, hazardous substances, control of infection, moving and handling, and aggression or violence to staff – with guidance given on actions to take in order to safeguard both workers and service users.

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’.