Manual Handling Training

People Manual Handling
Manual Handling
Refresher Training – People Manual Handling and Manual Handling

 

Over the years our onsite experiences working in Irish nursing homes, daycare centres and in the community has allowed us to integrate current best practice manual handling techniques seamlessly from training to day to day care. Fit For Life is committed to keeping up to date on the latest equipment and training that Irish Healthcare needs. All of our therapists receive continuous specialist training that allows us to provide support in complex handling cases, offering advice on systems to suit the needs of the task.

Our manual handling trainers are all senior staff, qualified to Fetac level 6. They have many years of practice in long term care and the community supporting all healthcare workers and carers to understand the main manual handling tasks their roles require.

They inform and educate on best practice for safe manual handling and can provide advice on new equipment and/or systems that may suit your sites.

 

People Manual Handling

This training is suitable for healthcare professionals, carers who work in the home and community. It can also be used to train experienced carers in more details to cover relevant case profiles that may be specific to them.

Course Outline:

  • Our training programmes are in line with HSA and Fetac guidelines and are suitable for 8 -10 participants.
  • Manual handling training for people who have not undergone training previously.
  • This course educates the participants to make informed decisions in relation to the type of equipment and number of people required to reduce risk, while understanding the apprehension of residents being transferred.
  • This full day course includes theory overview, quizzes, demonstration and practice (unsafe handling, best practice techniques, use of hoist and other handling aids), risk assessment, problem solving and case-study discussion.

Duration: 6 hours, Certified 6 CPD points

Results/Benefits

  • Full certificates of attendance are issued on completion of the training.
  • Personalised courses - Our manual handling instructors will contact you before the course to discuss your current resident profile and assess your specific manual handling goals.
  • In-depth know-how - Fit For Life have been working alongside nurses and care assistants in residential care settings for over 15 years. We understand the challenges they face on a daily basis and that allows us to focus on the issues that are most important
  • to them.
  • Reduction in the risk of patient/resident injury due to poor manual handling techniques
  • Guaranteed compliance - On site follow-up support is now available to ensure compliance with best practice and full achievement of your manual handling goals.
  • Reducing the risk of work related injuries due to poor manual handling techniques

 

Manual Handling

We tailor our training days to deliver non people manual handling training for non-clinical team members/workers such as:

  • Kitchen, housekeeping, maintenance, administration team
  • Tasks related to their roles ensuring they apply safe principles for manual handling tasks


Course Outline:
Common areas of support we review have been in relation to:

  • Looking at new floor cleaning systems (single mop head systems)
  • Reviewing deliveries and storage systems
  • Laundry team – identifying main loads, causes of overreaching, overloading, static tasks.
  • Kitchen tasks related to systems that involve prepping food, and movement of loads around the kitchen.

Duration: 3 hours, Certified 3 CPD points

Results/Benefits

  • Ensuring that your team are applying best
  • practice manual handling techniques in all aspects
  • of their work
  • Reducing the risk of work related injuries
  • Educating team to know their role in risk assessment and applying in everyday tasks

 

Refresher Training – People Manual Handling and Manual Handling

This is ideal for staff members who have previously undergone a full day of manual handling training previously. There is more time to dedicate to practical applications in your workplace.

Our goal is to identify with your team what challenges they have, how they can change their risk assessment to allow them to continue with the manual handling tasks safely.

Course Outline:

  • Review and update staff on the correct manual handling techniques they should be using
  • Practice transferring and repositioning residents from different situations using the full range of the equipment available in your home

Duration: 4 hours, Certified 4 CPD points
*We can combine non clinical and clinical team members to provide the most cost effective package. The non-clinical team members take 2 hours.

Results/Benefits

  • Ensuring that your team are applying best
  • practice manual handling techniques in all aspects
  • of their work
  • Reducing the risk of work related injuries
  • Educating your team to know their role in risk assessment and applying in their everyday tasks

Other than our standard full and refresher manual handling training, we have also developed workshops to support healthcare workers in areas that can be a cause of injury when techniques and responsibilities are not clear.

"The Manual Handling Training was great because it gives me a lot of knowledge and ideas how to use the proper equipment and to move residents safely."
Healthcare Assistant carechoice Montenotte.