Introduction to moving and handling

Who is it for?

The course is suitable for candidates who require an introduction to moving and handling techniques for the avoidance of and moving of objects.

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Length

1/2 day

Time

AM and PM

Course content includes:

  • Moving and handling - why bother?
  • Understanding your back, anatomy and physiology
  • Fit to move: an introduction to ergonomics and the biomechanics of movement
  • Moving and handling and the law: your duty of care
  • Assessment of risk: a basic guide

Qualification

Introduction to Moving and Handling certificate.

Pre-requisites

Candidates will be required to complete a questionnaire at the beginning of the session. Candidates must be physically able to carry out the procedures detailed in the course outline and must attend all sessions to be eligible for assessment.

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