Moving and Handling in Care

£20 + VAT

Studying our Moving and Handling in Care course is the perfect way to ensure you know the risk of poor moving in the care sector. Correct procedures when using specialist equipment are covered and a full knowledge of how to move people correctly will be developed.

All about this course

Studying for this Moving and Handling in Care course will ensure that you understand the risks of incorrect handling in the care sector. The physical harm which can be caused to people will be explored and techniques to assess risk will be introduced. Correct procedures for using a wide range of different lifting equipment will also be covered in this course. Legislation and procedures relevant to care settings will be fully understood upon completion.

The course is great for anyone working with elderly or physically disabled people. This could include nursing staff, carers and specialist support workers.

In order to complete the course, you must achieve 80% or more in the final multiple choice quiz.

You will earn 3 CPD points on completion of the course, this course will take around 3 hours to complete and the certificate will last for two years.

Fully CPD registered
Completed online with instant downloadable certificate
Fully printed certificate posted next day
Covers all required legislation and practices
Complete the online multiple choice assessment as many times as you need to pass

Units covered

Unit 1 – Introduction to Moving and Handling – The first unit of this Moving and Handling in Care course will introduce the various legislation relating to health and safety and the types of moving and handling you may be required to carry out. Responsibilities of employees and employers will also be covered as well as PUWER and LOLER.
Unit 2 – Risks in the workplace – This unit will consider the types of injury that might come about due to moving and handling procedures being carried out incorrectly and who is most at risk. Discussion will also include how risk is increased and how risk is assessed in order to control the possible risks that are involved in any sort of moving and handling.
Unit 3 – How to Use Equipment Safely – Next we will introduce different equipment that can be used in moving and handling and how to operate these safely. A number of different pieces of equipment will be covered including hoists, wheelchairs, wedges, lifting handles and various others. The need for PPE and safety precautions will also be examined.
Unit 4 – Effective Techniques for Moving and Handling – This final unit will look at the factors that are important when preparing someone to be moved or repositioned, such as health and safety factors and how to prepare the general environment. After this there will be an overview of some of the most common techniques used for moving and handling and how these can be executed safely.

Moving and Handling in Care