Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act (2005)
Safety Health and Welfare at work (General Applications) Regulations 2007
SI No 299 of 2007 – Manual handling regulations 68 & 69
To provide participants with a good knowledge of Moving & Handling principles and practice moving inanimate objects and patients
- Family Carers
- Healthcare Assistants
- Nursing Home staff
- The back: how it works, how it may be injured
- Fitness and Flexibility
- Hazardous Loads
- Spinal Biomechanics
- Manual Handling Assessment
- Principles of Safe Handling
- Inanimate and Patient Handling Practical Sessions
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Good Housekeeping
The course is a mixture of theory, practical demonstrations and practical application of the theory in using moving and handling aids to move people safely. A workbook is also completed with moving and handling relevant questions.
The Learner is assessed on their ability to complete a series of Patient Moving & Handling tasks safely.
A Certificate of Attendance is issued upon successful completion of the training.
This certificate is valid for two years from date of issue.