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H&S: Supporting People to Move

Course Description

Safe manual handling protects both the person being supported and the staff. This course explores various manual handling manoeuvres that are seen in a support setting.

Learning Outcomes

– Understand the principles of manual handling and the importance of risk assessment
– Recognise how dignity and independence should be maintained
– Identify different types of manual handling equipment and when each one is required
– Safely supporting a person to:
– Walk without equipment
– Stand up and move from the chair to walk, using a transfer belt
– Move up the bed, using a slide sheet
– Move up the air chair, using slide sheet
– Roll, using the person’s body mechanics
– Roll, using a slide sheet
– Stand up and move from the bed to the chair, using walking frame
– Stand up and move from the chair to the wheelchair, using stand up hoist
– Move from the bed to the chair, using a full sling hoist
– Move off the floor without equipment
– Move off the floor, using full sling hoist
– Move off the floor, using lifting cushion
– Move from the bed to trolley (for transporting or bath) using transfer board and slide sheet

Course Code:
AOC17015DAU
Course Availability:
Due to be released 20/03/2019
Topics:
Health and Safety
Library:
Disability Support Course Library
Collection:
Health & Safety
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