Safe Use of Wheelchairs (3hrs)

First Response Training
Delivery Method: Face-to-face


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As a result, we have developed specific policies and adopted the most stringent safety measures in line with the latest government guidance. We call it our Covid-19 Secure Pledge.

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The Level 2 Award in Safe Use of Wheelchairs ensures learners gain an awareness of the safe use of wheelchairs, including confidence to undertake a range of wheelchair assistance tasks and manoeuvres.

At First Response Training we can provide face-to-face, classroom-based courses inhouse at your premises or venue of your choice, open courses at our public venues and a range of e-learning, distance learning and webinar courses, as well as blended learning solutions.

By the end of this course learners will:

  • Understand and demonstrate safer manual handling techniques when pushing / pulling wheelchairs
  • Be aware of safe techniques for assisting wheelchair users with transfers
  • Understand how it feels to be an essential wheelchair user
  • Be aware of access issues and how to improve access for wheelchair users and those assisting them
  • Gain confidence to safely assist and manoeuvre wheelchairs in a range of situations

Course syllabus:

  • Introduction to wheelchairs, including:
    • Types
    • Parts
    • Opening and closing
  • Maneuvering a wheelchair, including:
    • Up and down kerbs
    • Slopes
    • Typical situations such as lifts
  • Transporting of wheelchairs within vehicles
  • Dynamic risk assessment
  • Benefits and drawback for wheelchair safety control measures
  • Maintenance of wheelchairs
  • Practical Assessment

Certificate title: Level 2 Award in Safe Use of Wheelchairs

Certificate validity: 3 years

Dates available on arrangement

First Response Training can also create this course for you on arrangement at your workplace.

Onsite course, delivered at your own venue to a group of up to 12 delegates. With a team of 100 trainers located across the country, no additional expenses are applied for travel. All courses are fully inclusive of certification, personal account management, refresher reminders, administration, and access to your own secure client portal.
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