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Moving & Handling for PAs who do not Undertake Personal Care Duties

Firwood House FIRS, Firwood House, Brassey Avenue
Admin Contact
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Target Audience
Personal Assistants (Care)
target audience
Course Types
Course categories
Personal Assistants
Course description

This is a 1/2 day manual handling training aimed at Personal Assistants who do not undertake personal care or use moving and handling equipment within the home setting.

The session covers lower level assistance and should be attended by all PAs.

The course covers:

  • General household duties as well as assistance outside the home environment

  • Basic knowledge of legislation relating to manual handling of objects and assisting people in the community

  • General manual handling of objects such as rubbish bags and shopping

  • Assisting to stand

  • Support when walking/handling belt

  • Sitting turn aids (turntable)

  • Transfer boards (banana board)

  • Dressing aids

  • Pushing a wheelchair

  • Getting wheelchairs into and out of a car.

This course has a large practical element so participants attending should be fit, dressed appropriately and able to fully participate.

Footwear should be flat/ low heel and closed in toes. No flipflops. Failure to participate or inappropriate dress or footwear will be reported to Support With Confidence.

Some elements of this course will be undertaken outside if the weather permits.

Training objectives

  • To provide the PA with the knowledge of safe moving techniques to protect themselves and the adult they are caring for, ensuring the well-being of service user and staff alike

  • To provide the relevant knowledge to check and use manual handling equipment safely and appropriately

  • To provide the knowledge of safe use of equipment and awareness of own posture during assisted moving.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this session, it is anticipated candidates will:

  • Have an understanding and basic knowledge of legislation affecting moving and handling

  • Be able to demonstrate up-to-date practical skills in assisted movement techniques

  • Have a knowledge of unsafe practices in manual handling and understand why an injury may occur.

Additional Information
Start Date
Monday 24 February 2020
End Date
Monday 24 February 2020
Closing Date
Sunday 23 February 2020
09:30 - 12:30
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