Manual handling objects or people
Manual handling or lifting training
Training sessions are practical, principle-based and interactive. Participants learn to apply ‘The 5 Steps to Safer Lifting’ to challenging handling tasks that they have identified in their work area.
For your records, a summary report provides an outline of the session, who attended, issues discussed and recommendations made.
Recommended group size is between 4 and 10 people for optimum interaction. This may vary with work groups and the size of your venue.
Assisting people to move safely
Moving and handling people requires skill to avoid injuries to both the carer and patient/client/resident. The physical design of the work area impacts the way people work, so if you are committed to safety, we recommend a facility assessment to review the layout, storage, flooring, furniture, equipment, tasks and your paperwork before deciding on your training requirements. We will help you meet current best practice guidelines.
Is your equipment ‘fit for purpose’? We have expertise in evaluating, prioritising and selecting the right items for each situation.
If you want to build in-house capability to champion safer handling best practice we can tailor a programme to train your trainers.
Training topics may include bed mobility e.g. use of slide sheets; transferring e.g. use of hoists, lifter and transfer boards; and mobilising methods (including getting a person off the floor). Participants learn about matching the technique to the patient/client/resident’s abilities using the dependency continuum.