Safer Patient Handling


Today, the cost of musculoskeletal injuries in the healthcare sector is enormous this course seeks to redress this trend by teaching sound knowledge, helping participants to understand how to handle people with care for themselves and the patient or client.


Who the course is aimed at:

Anybody who is involved in the care of another person, be it those who care for people in the community, care or nursing homes, hospices or hospitals it is important that all staff are able to handle patients/clients in their care with dignity and reduce the risk of injury to themselves and the people they care for.

What does the course cover:

A background to the problem in healthcare organisations and bad practices

MHOR and the Human Rights Act

Controversial Handling Techniques

Good Practice and Best Practice

The principles of Manual Handling as applied specifically to the healthcare environment and People Handling.

Risk Assessments

And much more………

Training Outcomes:

Understanding of the Manual Handling Operations Regulations

Understand key legislation relating to moving and handling of people.

The principles of moving and handling

Know how to move and position people safely

Free Risk Assessment Forms.

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