Moving and Handling of People in Residential Care Homes
An online moving and handling of people course designed to give workers knowledge
of the risks surrounding the moving and handling of residents, enabling organisations
to comply with the Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1974 and the Lifting Operations
and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998.
- Developed by Health & Safety Professionals
- High Quality Training Experience
- CPD Accredited Course
- Fully Online Course, Instant Access
- High Quality Certificate posted the next working day
Who Should Take This Moving and Handling of People in Residential Care Homes Training
This moving and handling of people course provides suitable training for all levels
of employees who work closely with residents in care homes.
Approximately 7000 moving and handling injuries are reported each year in health
services and social care. Around 50% of staff time is spent moving and handling
residents, and poor practice can lead to injury of both the employee and the resident.
To prevent and control the risk of injury there are several legal regulations in
place which require staff to be trained correctly in all moving and handling practices.
The course has been developed by a team led by a British Safety Council member with
over 30 years professional experience in health and safety management.
On successful completion of the course a high quality, personalised
certificate will be posted to you the next working day. This can be used to provide
evidence for compliance and audit.
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If you wish to try this course then register for a demo by clicking the button below. You will be given the option to purchase and continue with your course at the end of your demo:
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Aims of the Moving and Handling of People in Residential Care Homes Training
To ensure that the risks of moving and handling are minimised in your organisation,
- Demonstrates how to assess whether moving and handling can be avoided or minimised.
- Provides understanding of how to identify where a generic or individual risk assessment
- Provides an understanding of how and why risk assessments are carried out.
- Explains the available moving and handling equipment, how it can be used safely
and how to maintain it.
The course is divided into three accessible, interactive modules and includes an
assessment at the end:
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- Introduction to Moving and Handling - Introduction to residential care homes,
the potential injuries and problems from moving and handling, the legal framework,
employer and employee duties.
- Risk Assessments - What a risk assessment involves and how to put one into
practice, the different types of relevant risk assessment, identifying, recording
and monitoring risks, who is competent to carry out an assessment.
- Risk Reduction and Control Measures - Introduction to risk reduction, the
types of moving and handling equipment and how to maintain it, how to use hoists
safely and staff training.
The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will
be asked 15 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 75%. The
answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed.
If you don't pass don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with
no extra charge.
This course is an interactive, online format. It is fully animated with high quality
graphics and a full audio voice over.
It takes approximately 2 hours to complete the course in full. This can be spread
out over multiple sessions or completed in a single session. There is no time limit
Do You Comply With the Health and Safety at Work and Lifting Operations and Lifting
Under the Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1974, employers are legally required
to assess the risks from moving and handling practices where they cannot be avoided,
and put appropriate control measures in place to reduce those risks. The Lifting
Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) requires employers to
ensure all operations and equipment are correctly planned, used and maintained.
Employees are also legally required to co-operate with their employer on health
and safety matters, including making proper use of equipment and training and ensuring
their activities do not put others at risk.
By providing effective training, employers can help to ensure that everyone in the
workplace is competent to carry out their work safely. Managers, supervisors and
other members of staff should be able to recognise the hazards posed by their work,
be able to take action to reduce or eliminate the risks and understand how to follow
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