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Moving and Handling of People for Care Support Workers/PAs - Foundation Level

Firwood House FIRS, Firwood House, Brassey Avenue
Admin Contact
Adult Social Care Training Mailbox (
Target Audience
Directly Provided Services (ESCC) / Personal Assistants (Care) / PVI Adults (Private, Voluntary and Independent Care Sector) / Voluntary and Community Sector Staff
target audience
Course Types
Course categories
ESCC Directly Provided Services / Independent Care Sector, Carers & Voluntary Sector / Personal Assistants
Course description

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.

Training objectives

  • 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.

Learning outcomes

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.

Additional Information

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.

Start Date
Wednesday 19 February 2020
End Date
Wednesday 19 February 2020
Closing Date
Tuesday 18 February 2020
09:30 - 16:30
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