Moving & Handling Induction

Description of Course

More than a third of all over three-day injuries reported each year to the Health & Safety Executive and Local Authorities are caused by manual handling – the transporting or supporting of loads by hand or by bodily force. Most of the reported accidents cause back injury, though hands, arms and feet are also vulnerable. Many manual handling injuries build up over a period rather than being caused by a single handling incident.

This 1-day course will provide a basic knowledge of the current legal requirements around the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 together with the principles and application of ergonomically safer moving & handling techniques.

Who is it for?

Any individual who undertake moving & handling techniques in a health & social care environment.

What will I learn?

All participants will be able to show that they:

• Have a basic knowledge of the current legal requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, Human Rights Act, Disability Discrimination Act and the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 
• Understand and are confident in the theory and practical application of the manual handling of inanimate loads
• Understand and are confident in safer moving & handling techniques in relation to people including the use of hoists and handling aids 
• Have the skills to identify risks related to moving and handling and;
• Understand the ergonomic principles of safer moving and handling

Where is the session?

Your session will be undertaken in your workplace to enable the demonstration and observation of the use of on-site support equipment such as hoists, wheelchairs etc.

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