Key Features & Benefits of this Course
- Complete this course online in just 50 minutes
- Understand your legal requirement to be correctly trained in moving and handling techniques
- Demonstrate an awareness of the risks associated with moving people, and where a risk assessment is needed
- Learn twenty of the most common types of lifts and moves (including using slidesheets, transfer boards and slings)
- Free trial, online demo and bulk discounts available
Moving and Handling People Course Contents
1. You and Your Back
In this section we look at how your back works and how easy it is to damage it.
We look at good posture and balance and explain how slipped discs and back pain are caused.
Knowing how intricate and perfectly designed your back is and exactly how the damage from poor posture and poor lifting technique builds up over time, will help you to undertand how simple adjustments NOW will help avoid problems in years to come.
2. Preparing to Lift
Before lifting or moving someone you need to plan ahead.
Think about the person, think about yourself, think about what's going on around you.
It's the same for any task where you are moving anything, but lifting and moving a person is more complex and requires more thought and consideration.
In this section we're looking at what there is to help you, from individual care plans, risk assessments, and specialist equipment through to planning ahead and clear communication.
3. Moving and Lifting
This section uses step-by-step guidance to explain how to perform twenty of the most common lifts and moves, such as helping someone to stand from sitting, helping someone who has fallen, rolling someone in bed and helping someone move from a bed to a wheelchair. Clear instruction shows you how to maintain good posture during the lifts and moves.
The section includes moves and lifts using slidesheets, transfer boards and turntables, slings and hoists and covers the pre-use checks that should be done when using slings and hoists.
Test & Certificate
This Moving and Handling People course concludes with a 20 question multiple choice test with printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questionnaires guide the user through the sections of the training, and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout. As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to re-print certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.
Lifting people at work falls under three key sets of Health and Safety regulations:
- The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992
- The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1992
- The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998
The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 define manual handling as, "any transporting or supporting of a load (including the lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving thereof) by hand or bodily force"; with "load" including any person and any animal.
Employers must: (i) make a suitable and sufficient assessment of all...manual handling operations to be undertaken by [employees]... (ii)take appropriate steps to reduce the risk of injury to those employees arising out of their undertaking any such manual handling operations to the lowest level reasonably practicable
The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1992 are relevant where equipment is used to help lift or move a person. These regulations stipulate that:
- Work equipment is suitable for the purpose for which it is used or provided
- Employers should consider risks to the health and safety of people in the area the equipment is to be used
- Employers shall ensure work equipment is well-maintained and kept in good working order and good repair
- People who use work equipment have health and safety information and training