Manual Handling for Health & Social Care
Almost no occupation is free of risk from back pain. But there are some groups who are more likely to suffer back injuries. For instance, nurses and care professional have the highest rate of cumulative back injuries. Their job involves a great deal of bending, stooping and manual lifting. It is therefore important that adequate training is given to ensure that the risk of a back injury is minimized
Who should subscribe to this course?
- Explain the role of relevant legislation relating to safer moving and handling
- Understand the implications of incorrect manual handling and the possible injuries
- Understand how the spine works and how important correct techniques and posture are in minimising injury
- Explain how and when to undertake a manual handling risk assessment
- Use a safe system of work whilst moving and handling
This course is ideal for any individuals who are involved with the manual handling or movement in a patient care environment.
Manual Handling for Health & Social Care consists of the following steps, which should be performed sequentially:
- An overview of the main legislation relevant to Manual Handling
- Anatomy and function of the spine
- How incorrect manual handling can cause injuries
- Understanding the implications of poor technique
- The role of risk assessments
- How to use a safe system of work whilst moving and handling