For staff who may be involved in devising/implementing/delivering staff training, writing risk assessments/care plans, overseeing/supporting staff and dealing with risk reduction strategies within organisations.
Participants will gain:
- Detailed knowledge of functional anatomy, biomechanics and ergonomics, giving participants an understanding of postural and manual handling stresses, and how to avoid them
- An understanding of the current legislation and its implications for reducing injury and potential litigation in your organisation
- Knowledge and experience in the management of risk reduction strategies through the risk assessment process
- Practical experience in identifying many safer manual handling techniques, enabling participants to teach and support their colleagues in reducing manual handling risks to a minimum
- Experience and knowledge of using a wide range of small handling equipment, slings and hoists, enabling current equipment to be used effectively and ensuring that any new purchases are cost effective and appropriate
- Practice in dealing with the problems of the fallen client and the formulation of safer individual policies to deal with this common situation
- Extended problem-solving skills enabling participants to create safer handling policies for clients who present with challenging or unusual handling problems
- Teaching and demonstration skills, giving participants the information and skills needed to devise and implement teaching programmes on an individual or group basis within your organisation
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