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Covered in this course
This training course is broken down into 3 sections
- 1 You and Your Back
- 2 Preparing to Lift
- 3 Moving and Lifting
In this opening section of this course, 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 understand how simple adjustments NOW will help avoid problems in years to come.
In the second section of this course, we look at how to plan ahead. 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. This section focuses on what there is to help you, from individual care plans, risk assessments, and specialist equipment through to planning ahead and clear communication.
The final section of this course 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. 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.
About this course
This Moving and Handling People course is designed to help you identify and understand the risks of moving patients or elderly residents, as well as teaching you the best ways to move people safely.
Handling, lifting, and carrying are responsible for, on average, 20% of all non-fatal injuries at work, so having the correct training is critical to ensure nurses, carers and staff exercise best practice and carry out their work safely.
This programme will help you to recognise where lifting and moving could be hazardous and shows you the correct steps to lift and move safely. It looks at the person you are helping and what you can do to make sure you've thought of everything before you lift or move them. This kind of Health & Safety training for moving people ultimately aims to reduce the chance of injury when moving people in your care.
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Each of our courses ends with a multiple choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.
This Moving and Handling People Training course concludes with a 20 question multiple choice test with a printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questions 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 reprint certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.
What does my certificate include?
Your Moving and Handling People Training Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.
Please note if you are using our course content via SCORM in a third party LMS then we are unable to provide certificates and you will need to generate these in your host LMS yourself.
623 real user reviews
The ppt was more understandable and clear.
Straight forward and easy to log in
Highly informative. Thank you
Couse is relevant to me working in ICU
It was easy to navigate.
This course gave me insight into lifting and moving people safely and the safety of the environment before completing any task.
It was useful for personal care delivery
This user gave this course a rating of 4/5 stars
Moving and Handling People Training is important and it has a lot of benefits not only for service users who are unable to transfer themselves for a place to another such as bed to chair or help them for personal care. it help as well staff to avoid poor moving and handling practice which can be the cause of back pain and therefore becoming unable to work .
Easy to follow along and understand as well.
Course was very good
I found this training really useful & learned some good tips.
Why is this training important?
It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work.
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
What are The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992?
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