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Moving & Handling

Learners will have an understanding of the safe principles of moving and handling, the risks associated with poor moving and handling, their legal obligations to carry out safe moving and handling, knowledge of and skills to use the appropriate equipment.

 Course Content:

  • The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (as amended)
  • Awareness of company’s policy on moving and handling
  • Anatomy and Physiology of the spine
  • Moving and Handling Related Injuries
  • Theory of Risk Assessment
  • Risk Assessment (Practical group work)
  • Safe Handling of inanimate loads (practical)
  • Theory of moving and handling people
  • Unsafe techniques (awareness of litigation if used)
  • The importance of communication
  • Assisted sitting, standing and walking
  • Bed techniques
  • The fallen/falling person
  • Lateral transfers and team handling

Duration:      3 hours

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