2 Day Managers Safe Moving of Objects & People

Course Summary

The syllabus covers such topics as:

  • Musculo-skeletal injuries
  • Principles of safer handling
  • Prevention of musculo-skeletal injuries
  • Principles of team handling
  • Current legislation
  • Good communication
  • Ergonomics and risk assessment
  • Unsafe patient handling
  • Principles of safer handling of inanimate loads
  • Inanimate load risk assessment
  • The importance of good posture and the application of ergonomics in the workplace, including driving
  • Principles of safer handling of patients/clients
  • Patient/client handling risk assessment
  • Principles of using slide sheets
  • Principles of working at bed height
  • Principles of using hoists, types, selection and safety
  • Guidelines on sling selection