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This comprehensive, 1 day course is suitable for all people involved in the moving and handling of people. The course is designed to give an introduction or up-date skills in the safer manual handling of people. It embraces the current guidelines set out in the Guide to Handling of People (6th Edition) and complies with current legislation.

The course introduces delegates to the hazards and risks involved in manual handing; and equips delegates with the ability to develop safer manual handling techniques in the workplace, which will contribute to the reduction of accidents and injuries in the work place, which in turn benefits both the employers and employees.

The course can be tailored to meet the needs of your particular workplace and individual needs and our expert trainers will make this course interesting and relevant to the workplace for the delegates. The course is aimed at employees working it the health care sector and who are involved in moving and handling people.

Aims :-

  • Provide the student with a sound knowledge of the issues involved in Client Moving & Handling
  • To introduce the relevant legislation

Objectives :- By the end of the course the student will

  • Be aware of their employers obligations
  • Be aware of their own obligations
  • Understand why a good handling technique is important
  • Undertake a basic risk assessment by yourself
  • Have practised safe methods of moving and assisting clients

Classroom instruction on the following : -

  • Legislation
  • Injuries associated with manual handling
  • Correct handling techniques
  • Risk assessments

Practical instruction and student participation on : -

  • Assessment in relation to a client
  • Handling techniques – Chair to stand. Bed to chair. Wheelchair to car etc.
  • Mechanical aids – Use of slide sheets, handling belts, towels, canvas slings, turntables and banana boards etc.

Assessment and Certification

All delegates are assessed throughout the day.

All successful delegates will receive a certificate of attendance valid for 2 years. There is a practical list issued with certificate to comply with record keeping. Certificates can be renewed and skills updated by attending a 4 hour Safer Manual Handling course. 

    Courses are held regularly in our Aberdeen & Dundee premises. See above for dates, alternatively if you would like your course to be held on site, please contact our office to discuss. 

Dundee Client Moving & Handling (6 Hours)

Aberdeen Client Moving & Handling (6 Hours)

Glasgow Client Moving & Handling (6 Hours)