Following government advice, ESCC have made the decision to postpone or cancel some face to face training. This decision has been made in light of the national concerns about the spread of the coronavirus (COVID - 19). Please see individual courses for more information.
Directly Provided Services (ESCC) / Personal Assistants (Care) / PVI Adults (Private, Voluntary and Independent Care Sector) / Voluntary and Community Sector
ESCC Directly Provided Services / Independent Care Sector, Carers & Voluntary Sector / Personal Assistants
Health and Safety
IMPORTANT: THIS TRAINING IS PART OF THE FAST TRACK DISTANCE LEARNING DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS AND IS SUITABLE FOR NEW AND EXISTNG STAFF. TRAINING WILL BE DELIVERED VIA A SKYPE MEETING AND YOU WILL BE SENT AN INVITE TO IT A COUPLE OF DAYS BEFORE IT IS DUE. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT NEW STAFF ATTEND FACE TO FACE TRAINING WHEN IT IS AVAILABLE. Please look out for an email to complete session evaluation. We would appreciate your time in completing this so we can evaluate this temporary process. You will then be able to access your certificate.
This course provides delegates with knowledge of safe moving and handling techniques and a basic knowledge of equipment they may need to use to safely move and handle a client. This course does not cover clients with restricted mobility issues, i.e. those who need hoisting or are cared for in bed. During the COVID 19 restrictions, This is covered in an additional 2 hour skype training session called Moving and Handling of People with Restricted Mobility for Care Support Workers/PAs.
Due to the practical nature of moving and handling of people, it is recommended when accessible, candidates complete the face to face training available through East Sussex.
The course covers:
A basic knowledge of key legislation affecting the moving and handling and care of objects and people
Anatomy of the spine and how to reduce the risk of spinal injury by mplementing safe handling principles
The importance of good sitting posture
Knowledge of a range of safe moving and handling assisted mobility techniques, i.e. assisted standing techniques
Techniques to assist someone getting in and out of a bed.
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 and video recourses to use moving and handling equipment safely and appropriately
To provide them knowledge of safe assisted mobility techniques for clients and carers.
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
Have knowledge of unsafe practices in moving and handling and understand why an injury may occur.