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This course informs participants about the legislation and their responsibilities regarding the handling of people/children/inanimate objects. Those attending will also be made aware of how poor handling techniques can lead to injury and what measures are required to prevent an injury occurring.

Who is Manual Handling aimed at?

Health & Social Care Staff

Course Length

1 day

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course, participants will:

  • Have an awareness of the legislation regarding Manual Handling and their responsibilities.
  • Be aware of the principles of safe handling and unsafe/controversial techniques.
  • Recognise Personal Assessment / Handling Plans and to be able to contribute to these effectively.
  • Identify manual handling hazards and risks to both self and Service User and injuries caused by incorrect handling.
  • Be aware of their own capabilities and limitations and to perform the techniques safely.
  • Be able to contribute to good practice in the workplace.

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