People Handling Certification

In the healthcare and social work fields, there are many occasions where you or your staff members may need to physically handle or move a service user. This typically happens in situations where you are dealing with those who have health or mobility issues. Safe and proper handling of people in your care is an important skill to learn. Not only does it ensure that your staff members remain healthy and injury-free whilst working, it guarantees that all your service users are treated with dignity and respect. This course is designed to give you all the information that you need to know regarding people handling. It begins by giving you a brief introduction to the topic, including a review of the relevant legislation. Next, it discusses the importance of conducting risk assessments.

Safe equipment use is covered next. This section elaborates on legislation that was introduced previously, to provide you with a complex understanding of the field. Finally, we review the best practices that you need to keep in mind, whenever you move or handle a person.

You will Learn:

    • Why people handling training is so important to any organisation where someone may need physical assistance
    • The numerous pieces of legislation that you should review
    • The two types of risks that exist, whenever you work at an organisation where people need to be handled
    • A few examples of the types of equipment that you may encounter, when moving or handling people
    • A brief overview of the best practices that you need to keep in mind, when handling people
    • How to identify hazards and risks

Benefits of Taking this Course:

    • Learning about the employee and employer responsibilities, when it comes to people handling
    • Understanding the two types of risks that you encounter, when dealing with people handling
    • Learning about PUWER and LOLER, including their applications
    • Understanding what steps you need to take, before you even begin handling a person
    • Learning about the different types of transfers that you may be involved in
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