In light of continuing Government advice regarding the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19) and social distancing, the majority of our face to face courses remain cancelled. Alternatively, we are pleased to offer an increasing range of online and virtual courses. Please see individual courses for details.
Directly Provided Services (ESCC) / Personal Assistants (Care) / PVI Adults (Private, Voluntary and Independent Care Sector) / Voluntary and Community Sector Staff
ESCC Directly Provided Services / Independent Care Sector, Carers & Voluntary Sector / Personal Assistants
This one day course provides delegates with knowledge of safe Moving and Handling techniques and a basic knowledge of equipment they may encounter and need to use to safely move and handle a client. This course does not cover clients with minimal mobility, i.e. those who need hoisting or are bed-bound. This is covered in an additional half day course called Moving and Handling of People with Restricted Mobility for Care Support Workers/PAs, that can only be completed when the full day foundation course is completed.
The course covers:
A basic knowledge of key legislation affecting the moving and handling and care of people
Anatomy of the spine and how to reduce the risk of spinal injury by implementing safe handling principles
The importance of good sitting posture
Risk assessment and moving and handling plans
Knowledge of a range of safe moving and handling assisted mobility techniques, i.e. assisted standing and walking techniques
Techniques and equipment to assist someone getting in and out of a bed
Basic ability testing in a chair
Familiarisation of a range of moving and handling equipment including walking aids, turn tables, handling belts, assisted standing equipment, wheelchairs including getting it into a car safely
Assistance with dressing and dressing aids.
For the practical element participants attending should be fit, dressed appropriately and able to fully participate. Footwear should be flat/ low heel and closed in toes. No flip-flops or open toed shoes.
To provide care givers with the knowledge of safe moving techniques to protect their backs as well as the adult they are caring for
To provide them with the relevant knowledge to check and use moving and handling equipment safely and appropriately
To provide them knowledge of safe assisted mobility techniques for clients and carers
To ensure they understand the concepts of a balanced risk assessment approach which ensures client participation and choice.
By the end of this session, it is anticipated you will:
Have a basic knowledge of legislation affecting moving and handling
Have a basic knowledge of pieces of moving and handling equipment and have knowledge of when they are being used incorrectly
Be able to demonstrate up-to-date practical skills in assisted movement techniques
Have knowledge of unsafe practices in moving and handling and understand why an injury may occur.
The car park at Firwood House, Eastbourne is NOT for use by delegates on training courses. Please find alternative parking, details of which can be found on the attached map.