This course is designed for carers, healthcare workers, nurses, nursing homes staff, first aiders, people working in hospitals and respite centre’s, and other workers who engage in patient handling activities during their working day. The course can be carried out on-site only and is for a maximum of 10 participants per course. Duration is approximately 3 hours.
It will provide learners with the knowledge, skills and attitude required for Safe Patient handling.
The course will cover all aspects of relevant legislation, anatomy, risk assessment, principles of safe lifting and safe patient handling techniques, in addition to the use of hoists, slide sheets, and other ancillary equipment.
Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act (2005)
Safety Health and Welfare at work (General Applications) Regulations 2007
Membership number 1060