Manual Handing – Early Years

Who should do this Course?

This course is ideal for those working in the Early Years Sector such as a Crѐche, Preschool, Montessori or Child Care Facility and those who care for children in their own home.  

 

Training Objectives:

This course will be delivered by an Early Years Practitioner who is qualified as a QQI Manual Handling Instructor. This course will focus on the issues faced by those who work with children, with an emphasis on carrying out manual handling activities in a manner that reduces the risk of injury. It is a mandatory course for all staff who work in this sector.

 

Course Syllabus:

  • The Legislation and Guidelines relating to Childcare Manual Handling.
  • Manual Handling tasks in childcare including: 
  • How to handle inanimate and animate loads safely
  • Movement in nappy changing area
  • Working on the floor
  • Working at low levels
  • Bath/bed transfer
  • Lifting a child
  • Side to side transfer of child
  • Walking a child
  • The Anatomy and Physiology of the spine including relevant structure and function in relation to Manual Handling. 
  • Causes of mechanical back injury and Manual Handling related injuries.
  • Safer Manual Handling techniques and the use of mechanical aids.
  • Risk Assessment and Manual Handling Risk Factors.
  • Appropriate Manual Handling systems of work for the individual’s task, environment and equipment. 

 

Course Assessment:

Theory test and a practical skills assessment of safe manual handling lifting, pushing, pulling, lifting and carrying.

 

Course Certification:

Certificate on successful completion valid for 2-3 years. Recommended recertification no more than 3 years.

 

Additional Information:

Any special needs / requirements should be identified at the time of booking. Participants should be advised to dress appropriately, due to the nature of the course, there will be manual skills.

Course Length: 3.5 hours

Maximum no. Participants: 12 per instructor

A resourceful and cost effective approach which many of our clients avail of is to incorporate two courses for staff on same day, this might include Fire Safety and Manual Handling, please speak to our advisers to learn more about this arrangement.

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