Health and Social Care workers are often required to assist patients with their mobility, or may need to assist a patient in turning or moving while in bed. This course covers the skills necessary to help staff safely assist patients when doing so. Participants typically include carers including family carers and home carers, social carers.
On completion of this course participants will be able to:
There are two elements to this training – Theory & Practical, and these will cover:
There is a written test and a practical in Manual Handling Skills, assessed by your Instructor.
The course is structured in accordance with the guidelines issued by the Health & Safety Authority and fulfils current Health & Safety Legislation requirements. The Instructors are trained to the QQI Standards as Manual Handling Instructors and are from a healthcare basckground.
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. NB: Flat shoes and loose clothing e.g. tracksuit should be worn for the practical aspects of this course
Course Length: 8 hours. Refresher training may vary.
Maximum no. Participants: 6-8 per instructor