The most common injuries that carers and healthcare staff experience are back injuries, which affect more than a million people in the UK. Injuring your back will limit your movement and your ability to care for someone. It could take a long time for you to recover.

Lifting someone incorrectly can also damage fragile skin, cause shoulder and neck injuries, increase existing breathing difficulties, or cause bruising or cuts. You can also endanger the health and safety of the patient or resident you are lifting.

Moving and Handling of People training for Care Staff in North Wales

This moving and handling of people training course is designed to ensure compliance with Mandatory Training Requirements and can be delivered to suit the training needs of your organisation. The moving and handling training deals specifically with the handling of people and is relevant to Care home staff, healthcare workers and providers. It follows a minimal handling, lifting policy and most importantly understanding what a risk assessment is.

Moving and Handling of People – who is this course suitable for:

People who want to learn best practice in Moving and handling of people techniques. Primarily aimed at those who care for patients in the nursing and care industry including Managers and supervisors of those with people handling responsibilities. We can deliver this training to residential care home staff anywhere in the North Wales area directly in their workplace.

Duration: Half Day (4 hours) We are flexible with starting times to meet the needs of your business.

Course aims: The course introduces delegates to the hazards and risks involved in manual handing. The course will equip delegates with the ability to develop safer manual handling techniques in the workplace, which will contribute to the reduction of accidents and injuries in the work place. This will greatly benefit patients and residents, employers and employees.

Course Content: This Moving and Handling of people training course is presented by means of tutorials, practical exercises and group discussions over 4 hours and course content includes:

  • Spinal awareness and back care
  • Principles of Movement
  • Anatomy of the Spine and Types of Injuries
  • Manual Handling Responsibilities
  • Key Elements of People Moving
  • Biomechanics and Ergonomics
  • Inanimate load handling
  • People Moving Equipment
  • People Moving – Risk Assessments/ Personal Plan
  • Responsibilities imposed by the Manual Handling Operations Regulations
  • Recording & Reporting
  • Moving a Person in a Bed and Use of Slings/Host
  • Risk Assessment
  • Health & Safety at Work 1974

Moving and handling of people – Assessment and Certification:

At the end of the training the candidate will have the competence to apply correct people handling techniques so that risks are reduced to them and their patients/residents. There will be continued assessment throughout the course by the tutor. Each Candidate will receive a Certificate of attendance which is valid for 3 years.

The moving and handling of people is a regular task in health and social care, which if not done safely, can cause serious injury to service users and staff. For guidance on ‘Moving and handling in health and social care’ please visit the HSE website section on Moving and Handling of People.

Poor Moving and handling of people practice can lead to:

  • Back pain and musculoskeletal disorders, which can lead to inability to work
  • Moving and handling accidents – which can injure both the person being moved and the employee
  • Discomfort and a lack of dignity for the person being moved

You must take action to prevent or minimise the risk of injury. 

We can deliver this course anywhere in North Wales including:

  • Wrexham
  • Flintshire
  • Denbighshire
  • Conwy
  • Gywnedd
  • Anglesey

For more information on our Moving and Handling of People training courses in North Wales or if you want to discuss a course specific to your business needs please email us.

Or alternatively, call us on 01978 359 441 and speak with one of our training Consultants.