This safer people handling risk assessment course aims to provide delegates with the skills and knowledge to carry out moving and handling risk assessments and implement suitable risk controls in health and social care settings at ward, department or home level, for people and objects.
On completion delegates will be able to:
- Explain the role of relevant legislation and guidelines relating to safer moving and handling
- Explain and demonstrate the principles of risk assessment and their application in a health or social care setting
- Identify risk factors and implement appropriate risk reduction strategies that are person centred
- Recognise the role of different measurement tools/assessments and how they can be used for different situations
Who should attend?
People who have responsibility for carrying out moving and handling risk assessments in the health or social care sector.
Delegates should have experience in moving and handling people and/or objects. They are likely to have attended the Safer People Handling Trainers course.
It is important to recognise that risk assessments should be undertaken in close liaison with affected parties, such as back care advisers, moving and handling trainers, and key/link workers.
Delegates will be asked to bring risk assessment documentation used in the workplace.
- Overview of back pain and musculoskeletal injury
- Risk factors in moving and handling
- Legal requirements with respect to moving and handling
- An ergonomic systematic approach to risk assessment
- Risk reduction strategies
- People handling assessments and documentation
- Appropriate equipment purchase based on evaluation and assessment
- Evaluation of risk assessment forms
- Networking of techniques.
Those who complete the course and pass the written exam will be awarded a RoSPA Safer People Handling Risk Assessment Certificate, valid for three years.
Prior to expiry delegates should attend and complete a re-qualification course.