CPD certified course, moving & positioning of people, online training ideal for nurses, care home staff, domiciliary carers.
Why is people handling training important?
Moving, handling & positioning of people within healthcare, residential care homes & the health & social care environment is a key part of the working day for most employees, from moving equipment, laundry, catering, supplies or waste to assisting residents on a daily basis.
Poor handling practices can lead to:
- Back pain and Musculoskeletal disorders, which intern can lead to inability to work
- Accidents, which can injure both the person being moved and the employee
- Discomfort and a lack of dignity for the person being moved
- You must take action to prevent or minimise the risk of injury.
The most common injuries residential carers experience are back injuries and injuring your back will limit your movement and also your ability to care for someone. It can also take a long time for the injury to mend and for you to recover.
Lifting someone incorrectly can also damage fragile skin, cause shoulder and neck injuries, increase existing breathing difficulties, or cause bruising or cuts.
What is covered in this handling & positioning of people course?
This moving and handling people e-learning course covers the following subjects:
- Introduction to the key principles of manual handling
- Overview of why ergonomic handling is important
- What the law says about positioning and handling
- The actions that organisations should take to promote a safer workforce (organisational responsibilities)
- Individual responsibilities with respect to positioning and handling
- Definition of manual handling
- Why we need to understand how our spine and back work
- An awareness of the most common manual handling injuries
- How healthcare workers can promote healthy back care
- Recommended ergonomic approaches to risk assessments (LITE/TILE)
- Other risk factors
- The principles of safer moving and handling of people
- Actions to take following a handling & positioning risk assessment:
- The Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) ‘Numerical Guidelines for Lifting and Lowering Loads’
- The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) guidelines for handling whilst seated
- The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) pushing and pulling guidelines
- Key things to remember when team handling
Our online moving people course healthcare provider training programme is an ideal learning solution for all NHS staff including nurses, social care providers & care home staff including domiciliary carers and offers moving and handling training for carers certification.