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Moving and Handling of People with Restricted Mobility for Care Givers: Part 2 (face to face practical training) - Covid 19 Interim Training Programme

Firwood House FIRS, Firwood House, Brassey Avenue
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Target Audience
Care Workers - Domicilliary / Care Workers - Residential / Directly Provided Services (ESCC) / Personal Assistants (Care) / PVI Adults (Private, Voluntary and Independent Care Sector) / Voluntary and Community Sector Staff
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Course Types
Course categories
ESCC Directly Provided Services / Independent Care Sector, Carers & Voluntary Sector / Personal Assistants
Health and Safety
Course description

This is part 2 of a two part blended learning training programme to be used to reduce face to face training time in accordance with COVID 19 regulations.

Part 1 of the training must be completed prior to attending Part 2 which is a face to face practical.

The part 2 practical can be applied for if candidates have attended a live SKYPE version of the course tilted “Moving and Handling of People with Restricted Mobility (e.g hoists and slide sheets) for Care Support Workers/Volunteers and PAs - Covid19 Interim Training Programme”.

To adhere to Covid19 regulations this face to face course will be small groups with PPE masks, aprons and gloves provided.

The course is 2.5 hours long and will cover practical elements of: 

LOLER check requirements of carers
Caring for and assisting clients with restricted mobility
Choosing and fitting slings, in bed and in a seated position, with and without slide sheets
Hoisting clients from the bed and from a seated position
Safe use of slide sheets to reposition clients
In situ slide sheets, techniques and applications
The use of stand aids
Moving and handling plans
Using dressing aids for a client in bed.

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 flipflops. Candidates will need to wear PPE.

NB please note there is no access to any drinks or refreshments, so candidates will need to bring their own with them.

During Covid19 restrictions, this 2 part blended learning courses replaces the Moving and Handling Advanced Level, Hoisting ½ day.

Training objectives

To provide care givers who care for clients with restricted mobility with the knowledge of safe moving techniques to protect their backs and the adult they are caring for.

To provide the care giver with a working knowledge of the additional challenges and issues faced for those who are immobile and unable to reposition themselves adequately, and the importance of repositioning, skin care and posture.

To provide them with knowledge of equipment and slide sheet techniques specific to that client group.

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 candidates will:

  • Understand the needs of clients with limited mobility

  • Be aware of a range of equipment that can be used to safely move clients

  • Have a knowledge of a variety of slings and when they are appropriate to use and know how to safely fit them

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


Additional Information

Please specify on your application if you are new to care work and haven’t completed a practical moving and handling training covering hoisting, so priority can be given to your application.

The car park at Firwood House is NOT for use by delegates on training courses. Please find alternative parking on the road.

Due to COVID19 the outside doors will be left open in the training room to improve ventilation, so candidates will need to dress accordingly.

Start Date
Monday 30 November 2020
End Date
Monday 30 November 2020
Closing Date
Thursday 26 November 2020
13:30 - 16:00
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