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
target audience
Course Types
Course categories
ESCC Directly Provided Services / Independent Care Sector, Carers & Voluntary Sector / Personal Assistants
Health and Safety
Course description

When requesting a place on this course, you must allow 3 weeks between the dates of Part 1 and Part 2 to allow for the workbook to be completed, returned to the Trainer and marked. When you book Part 2 please provide us with the date Part 1 was completed in the Special Requirements field on your booking form. If Part 1 has not been completed, your place on Part 2 will not be confirmed.

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.

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

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.

Start Date
Friday 28 January 2022
End Date
Friday 28 January 2022
Closing Date
Thursday 27 January 2022
09:30 - 12:00
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