This accredited course has been designed with the aim of developing a confident and motivated, professionally qualified safer people handling trainer, who promotes the movement of people in a safe dignified way and encourages a person centred of approach.
On completion delegate should be able to:
Deliver bespoke patient manual handling training to the workforce based on a task analysis that aligns with current best practice that is evidenced based.
Underpinned by the knowledge and skills of:
- Manual Handling Regulations 1992 and associated health and safety legislation such as PUWER 1998 and LOLER 1998
- Welfare, regulatory and human rights legislation and a balanced approach to managing manual handling risks in a person centred environment
- The principles of risk assessment in a person centred environment
- Structure and function of the spine
- Risk factors for back pain
- Basic spinal biomechanics
- Application of efficient movement principles to the movement of people with different levels of mobility
- Safe use of handling equipment and hoists
- Teaching and mentoring skills that facilitate the learning and development of the workforce in relation to safer people handling
- The importance of maintaining continuing professional development
Course Structure and Assessment
This moving and handling people training course has adopted a blended learning approach and combines face-to-face learning with electronic self-directed learning - to deliver improved costs and educational benefits that connect learning to the workplace and assists the learner to develop practice that demonstrates creativity, initiative and adaptability when delivering safer people handling to the workforce.
Delegates will be assessed against assessment criteria through submission of assessment activities and learning environment practical observations.
Who should attend?
Any individual who has responsibility to deliver safer people training to the work force in a person centred environment.
This course consists of three units:
- Unit 1 - Understanding the principles and practices of the safer movement of people
This unit develops the learner's knowledge of the principles and practices that underpin the safer movement of people in the workplace.
- Unit 2 – Application of safer practices to the movement of people
This unit develops the learner's knowledge and skills in the application of basic biomechanical principles and safer dignified practices to the movement of people within the workplace.
- Unit 3 – Delivering a safer people handling training session
The final unit develops the learner's knowledge and skills so they can prepare, deliver and evaluate a safer people handling training session.
Assessment and Qualification
The qualification is assessed through:
- Practical demonstrations
- A written session and action plan
- A 30 minute micro-teach
On successful completion of the written and practical assessments learners will be awarded a RoSPA level 3 award for manual handling trainer's certificate.