Aim(s): £75 +VAT
This 3 hour session aims to provide information and raise awareness about manual handling issues and to enable staff to put in practice principles of safe handling in their own working environment. Manual handling training is a mandatory requirement and all staff whose role includes patient handling should attend this course. A maximum of 2 yearly or as often as required for staff involved in frequent people handling activities.
By the end of this course participants will be able to recognise, assess and reduce manual handling risks in their work. The course will cover:
- Causes and reduction of related injuries including back care and posture.
- Relevant legislation and professional standards.
- Ergonomic approach to manual handling.
- Risk assessment and principles of safer manual handling.
- Safe and unsafe practice.
- Application in the workplace.
- Scenarios, problem solving and practical element to include: Handling inanimate loads; Safe people handling techniques; Use of a variety and awareness of equipment; correct use of hoists and slings; and Falls and Emergencies.
To learn how to improve manual handling techniques, move and handle loads safely and be able to conduct a personal manual handling risk assessment.
- Define the term ‘Safeguarding‘
- To understand your role in recognising and reporting abuse
- To understand The term, “Adult at Risk”
- Define abuse and the categories of abuse
- Identify why some adults are vulnerable or more at risk from abusive behaviour
- Understand what it means to make safeguarding personal.
- List the indicators of abuse
- Understand how to raise a safeguarding concern
- Understand the importance of minimising risks to the people who use our services whilst ensuring the patient is central to all decision making
- Know how to Respond to safeguarding alerts/referrals appropriately
- Understand the roles and responsibilities that partner agencies have in safeguarding patients
- Fully understand the importance of sharing information whilst following best practice and preserving evidence
- Explain what legislation is relevant to undertaking safeguarding activity
- Identify the risk factors for radicalisation and who to contact regarding preventative action
- Recognise potential indicators of child maltreatment
- Understand the different categories and types of child maltreatment (physical, sexual , emotional abuse and neglect) including fabricated illness, child trafficking, female genital mutilation, child sexual exploitation, forced marriage, honour-based violence and radicalisation
- Demonstrate a willingness to listen to children and young people and to act on issues and concerns
- Understand the relevance of parent, carer and family factors such as physical and mental ill-health, domestic abuse and substance and alcohol misuse on the well-being and development of a child or young person
- Understand the safeguarding risks with the internet and online social networking
- Know what the term ‘Looked After Child’ means
- Know what to do if you have concerns about child maltreatment including where to access local safeguarding polices, where to seek advice in the Organisation and to have an understanding of the process for referral to Children’s Social Care
- Know what to do if you don’t think your concerns are being taken seriously
- Understand the importance of sharing information about a child or young person where there are safeguarding concerns