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Moving and Handling


This course is aimed at health and social care workers - whether they are in the public or private sector.  The course will enable learners to work through both theoretical and practical training.

Along with the basics of handling, our course places an emphasis on risk assessments in the workplace. The programme also delivers a summary of the TILE model, anatomy and physiology of the spine and explains the leverage effect along with the eight principles of lifting before including practical observations of the learner's ability to conduct these moves within the guidelines issued. We also provide an understanding of vital manual and patient handling legislation.

Who should attend:

This course is aimed at health and social care workers, or anyone who is required to undertake people moving activity.

The course will include:

  • An introduction to manual and patient handling
  • Manual and patient handling legislation
  • Manual and patient handling risk assessments
  • The TILE model
  • Anatomy and physiology of the spine
  • The leverage effect
  • The eight principles of lifting
  • Patient handling and equipment
  • Patient handling practical training

Course duration and assessment:

This training course can be delivered in a full or half day format and concludes with a written assessment of knowledge and a practical observation of the learner's ability to conduct moves and transfers.

The training for moving and handling was really well delivered and interesting.

Amber Court - Countrywide Care Homes

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