Moving and Handling Training For Carers
The Moving and Handling Training For Carers explains the importance of Moving and Handling of People and why it is one of the most important skills in the Health Care Environment.
This module covers the standard moving and handling training. It includes a full section on moving and handling patients to ensure that staff are fully skilled in techniques for moving people.
All staff involved in moving and handling patients should be fully trained to reduce the risk of causing injuries when moving people.
Up to the present time, back injuries has been known to be one of the main reason of main reason for absence from the workplace and one third of all reported injuries that result in three days off work are caused by manual handling accidents.
In the NHS the situation has been particularly serious, with this type of accident accounting for 40% of all sickness absence, at an estimated cost in the region of ?400 million each year.
Therefore, employers are required by law to take reasonable steps to safeguard the health and safety of all employees, one of which is increasing awareness about the hazards, and what can be done to minimise risk.
As a result of completing this Moving and Handling training for carers, learning will be better equipped to move and handle people safely.
Learning Outcomes of moving and handling training:
- Health and Safety at Work 1974
- Manual Handling Regulations 1999
- Duty of Care
- Moving and Handling Assessments
- Basic Principles of Safer Handling
- Company Handling Policy
- Unsafe Moves
- Working with Equipment
- Moving and Transferring
Duration of the moving and handling course
30 – 120 Minutes
Who should take this moving and handling online course for care workers?
This moving and handling course is suitable for anyone who works in a health and social care setting, such as a residential home, nursing home, hospice, day centre, primary care centre, community hospital or disability service.
This moving and handling courses for care workers is written as an introduction to moving and handling people course. Hence, no prerequisite knowledge is required. The moving and handling courses for care workers is appropriate for workers of all levels, including managers, supervisors, full-time and part-time staff and volunteers.