Manual Handling Inanimate Objects

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Course Details


Learning Aims and Outcomes


Course Title: Manual Handling Inanimate Objects


Course length 3 hours

Maximum number to attend - 15


This course is aimed at all staff in health and social care. 

At the end of the training session, there is a short written assessment to evidence the learning of the attendees.

Learning Outcome

Assessment Criteria

Introduction - Legislation

         Identify key pieces of legislation that relate to moving and assisting. (13.3a)

         List tasks relating to moving and handling that they are not allowed to carry out until they are competent. (13.3b)

         Explain the importance of working in accordance with policies and procedures

Basic Anatomy and Physiology

         Identify basic anatomy of the spine.

         Explain the functions of various anatomy of the spine.

         Describe how injuries can occur.

         Demonstrate neutral posture.

Risk Assessment

         Identify where to access risk assessments and safe systems of work.

         Describe ways to avoid manual handling where possible.

         Explain the importance of following safe systems of work.

         Know the actions to take if a risk assessment doesnt reflect true practice and identify who to report it to.

         List the 5 key steps to risk assessment.

Safe Moving and Assisting Techniques

         Be able to demonstrate and apply good manual handling technique within the workplace

         Be aware of and understand manual handling risk assessments that apply to your work and assess how to avoid hazardous manual handling

Further Advice and Support

         Identify where to access further advice and support regarding manual handling.

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