Manual Handling - Online CPD Course

18 Sep 2013 3:51 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Manual Handling

Course Type
Online Learning

This course is suitable for any health or social care professional who needs an understanding of manual handling and identifying risks.


Manual Handling - Section 1
In this Section we will:
• Set out the aims of the course;
• Identify the qualifying units for manual handling training that contribute to a level 2 Health and Social Care Diploma
• Define Manual Handling, and
• Look at government statistics for injuries caused by incorrect manual handling.

Manual Handling - Section 2
In this Section we will:

• consider the range of injuries that can arise from incorrect manual handling.

Manual Handling - Section 3
In this Section we will:

• state the legal requirements relating to manual handling; and
• study the process for assessing the risk of injury.

Manual Handling - Section 4
In this section we will:

• Study the forces affecting the body when lifting or pushing and pulling - the biomechanics of manual handling
• Set out the best way to lift or push and pull using biomechanical principles
• Set out sensible lifting limits
• Discuss the points to consider when a team of people carry out manual handling activities
• Consider the environment around you when performing a manual handling operation

Manual Handling - Section 5
In this Section we will:

• Consider the requirements for handling and moving people; and
• Consider the special handling needs of bariatric people.
• Discuss ‘Agreed Ways of Working’, the Care Plan, Updating a Care Plan
• Discuss how to prevent and handle falls

Manual Handling - Section 6

In this Part we will
• look at how ergonomic design can improve the efficiency of safe manual handling;
• state the legal requirements for using equipment and lifting devices; and
• Consider good practice for controlling infection when manual handling.



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