People Handling Certificate

Course Overview

This one day course will train you in the skills of safer people handling.

Who Will Benefit?

This one day course is ideal for all healthcare and social care staff who are involved in the moving and handling of people.

Assessment and Certification

Course assessment comprises:

  • practical assessment by trainer;
  • a short Q&A session which will assess your understanding of the theoretical component.

This course is certified by the CPD Certification Service and aligned to the Skills for Care Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF). Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a certificate from EDGE which valid for one year.

Course Aims and Intended Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course delegates should be able to:

  • describe briefly how the Manual Handling Operations Regulations, 1992 (as amended) affect them as employees and how it affects their employer;
  • identify other relevant regulations and legal requirements in relations to safer manual handling;
  • give a brief explanation of spinal function and how it may affect the ways in which they conduct manual handling tasks, including the benefits of adopting improved posture;
  • briefly describe how they can avoid back injuries caused by poor posture and inefficient movement, when manually handling people;
  • demonstrate that they are better able to avoid back injuries caused by poor posture and inefficient movement;
  • articulate a good knowledge and understanding of the previously used ‘controversial techniques’ that they are likely to come across in the course of their work;
  • explain the role of a range of relevant small manual handling equipment;
  • display an appreciation of how the use of such equipment can be of benefit to both delegates and their patients/clients in the reduction of manual handling injuries;
  • demonstrate the ability to move and handle their patients/clients using safer handling techniques.

Post-Training Support

This unique service provides invaluable support to you after the course has finished. Our helpful trainers are available to answer any queries you may have once you return to work.

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Available In-House
This 1 day course is available in-house across the UK
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Course Accreditations:

  • CPD Member
  • CPD Certified
7 Learning Hours - EDGE Services

Course Materials Comprise of:

  • A professionally printed and illustrated, full colour course text book.

The above and more are included in the price.

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