The training course can be delivered at your premises at any time.
This course is designed to instruct employees in the theory and practice of safe patient handling. To comply with Part 4 Chapter 2 of the “General Application Regulation Regulations 2007, Manual Handling of Loads”, which states that staff engaged in manual handling must be given appropriate training. Safe Patient Handling techniques can reduce the risk of injury to both the employee and the Patient.

Who Should Attend?
All staff or individuals in the healthcare sector or those who care for elderly patients or family members who may need assistance

Assessment & Certification:
To receive certification for patient handling, all learners must successfully complete both the theory & practical components of the course.

Additional Information:
Maximum of 12 learners
4 hours
Certificate of Competence will be issued to all learners who successfully complete & pass this course
Price on application. We can also offer group discounts.

Patient Handling Course Objectives
On completion of this Patient Handling course participants will be able to:

Recognize a load which is too heavy or awkward
Understand the limitations of the spine and muscular system
Conduct a patient handling risk assessment
Lift and handle patients safely.

Patient Handling Training Course Content
Dangers of careless and unskilled methods
Legislation
Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment
Principles of levers and laws of motion
Anatomy of the spine and muscular system
How the body is harmed through incorrect patient handling techniques
Importance of physical fitness
Personal protective equipment
Normal patient movement
Patient handling aids & techniques 

Group bookings and in house training available for more information please contact us

 

 

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