People Handling Certificate
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If you are involved in the moving, handling and transferring of people within your job role, then this course will make sure that you have the knowledge and skills to work safely and legally.
Within this course we will give you the a clear understanding of the legislation that affects you and your organisation. As well as health and safety and manual handling legislation, we will also ensure that you have all the legal information that you need to ensure the people you are working with are also kept safe.
When you have completed this course you will have
- knowledge of how the spine works and an appreciation of the principles of biomechanics in an easy to understand way;
- an understanding of ergonomics which will help you to reduce the risk of injuries;
- the skills to undertake manual handling manoeuvers safely in your working environment using portable aids and an understanding of using patient hoists;
- an knowledge of what is defined as `controversial techniques` and why these are classified as unsafe to use.
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