Moving & Handling for Patient Handling Staff

The Learning Enterprise
Delivery Method: Face-to-face

Appropriate for:All staff whose role involves handling patients/clients

CQC Fundamental Standards: Regulation 12: Safe care and treatment, Regulation 15: Premises and equipment


This 3 hour session aims to provide information and raise awareness about manual handling issues and to enable staff to put in practice principles of safe handling in their own working environment. Manual handling training is a mandatory requirement and all staff whose role includes patient handling should attend this course.

Training Frequency: A maximum of 2 yearly or as often as required for staff involved in frequent people handling activities.

Learning outcomes:

By the end of this course participants will be able to recognise, assess and reduce manual handling risks in their work. The course will cover:

  • Causes and reduction of related injuries including back care and posture.
  • Relevant legislation and professional standards.
  • Ergonomic approach to manual handling.
  • Risk assessment and principles of safer manual handling.
  • Safe and unsafe practice.
  • Application in the workplace.
  • Scenarios, problem solving and practical element to include: Handling inanimate loads; Safe people handling techniques; Use of a variety and awareness of equipment; correct use of hoists and slings; and Falls and Emergencies. Important note:This course will include a practical session and participants must therefore wear comfortable trousers and sensible flat covered shoes. For safety reasons candidates who are not properly dressed may not be able to complete the training.
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