The aim of this programme is to give staff involved in people handling a sound knowledge of back problems, their causes and prevention. They will be taught correct body mechanics and a range of techniques suitable for moving people in a wide variety of situations.
Duration – 1/2 day
This programme is for nurses, healthcare assistants, therapists and people handling staff who work in a hospital setting or nursing/residential home where patient handling is undertaken frequently.
On completion of the programme staff will be able to:
- List the five causes of back pain and state how problems can be prevented.
- Describe their responsibilities under the 1992 Manual Handling Regulations and the RCN Code of Practice for manual handling.
- List four rules of body mechanics and demonstrate the power position.
- Be able to assess each people’s manual handling requirements and to plan and implement safe transfer methods.
- They will be able to demonstrate some of the practical skills relevant to their work areas.
Who is this course for?
All our People Moving and Handling training courses are tailored specifically for the needs of your delegates.
- Clinical staff – hospitalised based
- Clinical staff – community based
- Carers – carehomes and community
- GP Surgeries
- Schools with special needs pupils
- Ambulance – A&E
- Ambulance – Patient transport
- Student Nurses
Assessment and Certification
On successful completion of the course the delegates will be issued with a certificate of competence.
All courses can be delivered on the client’s site or at our training facility in Bury St Edmunds. For further details or prices on this or any other course please contact Worksafe.
Printable leaflet: People Moving & Handling