Moving and Handling People and Loads

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Background

Moving and handling injuries impact on all industries in the UK. In 2018, a total of 6.6 million working days were lost due to work-related musculoskeletal disorders  and 21% of all injuries, which resulted in a staff member being away from work for over 7 days, were due to lifting and handling (HSE 2019 Health and Safety Summary). Here at Intrcare, we recognise that the impact of manual handling industries is not purely economic, there is a significant emotional and psychological impact of back pain on the person and their families. We strongly advocate a robust training package for all persons (in all sectors) to reduce the risk of moving and handling injuries. 

Manual Handling Training (Load handling)

This half day course focuses on the core principles of efficient movement, the physiology of the spine and explores the main reasons for back pain. Delegates will review legislative requirements and recognise the importance of risk assessing and following policy. This course incorporates theory and practical skills, ensuring that all delegates complete the course with an awareness of back safety and safe working principles. Who will this course benefit:

  • People from all industries (Load Handling Course)

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People Handling

Assisting and Supporting People Level 1 (High Mobility)

This one day course combines all of the elements from the manual handling training course (see above). Delegates will further explore legislation, codes and practice relating to the rights of the individual.  This course is ideal for people supporting others who are generally mobile, it will equip staff with the confidence to assist others when needed. 

Who will this course benefit:

  • People supporting others in residential home
  • Taxi drivers / care drivers
  • Dentistry staff  

Assisting and Supporting People Level 2 (Medium / Low Mobility)

This one day course will cover the core elements from the assisting and supporting people level 1 course (see above). Delegates will further expand their practice to include supporting people with medium to low mobility with the use of additional equipment. This course is ideal for people who provide assistance to others to mobilise safely. 

Who will this course benefit:

  • People working within the care industry - residential / nursing / hospitals / day centres / home care
  • Family carers

Assisting and Supporting People Level 3 (Low Mobility)

This two day course is an in-depth moving and handling people course that incorporates all the outcomes from level 2 but then delves further into complex situations, safer hoisting practices, single handed care situations and creative approaches. This course is ideal for people supporting others with limited mobility or those in high intensity environments. 

Who will this course benefit:

  • People working within the care industry - residential / nursing / hospitals / home care
  • Family carers

Moving and Handling Refresher Training

In line with manual handling regulations (Health and safety at Work Act), all staff are required to refresh knowledge periodically in line with company policy and procedures. The National Back Society (NBE) Manual Handling Standards (3rd Edition) states that all staff members involved in people handling requires their training refresher annually.