Elizabeth delivers manual handling training that is tailored to the needs of the delegates, both in the content and in the style of delivery. Elizabeth uses a competency-based approach where delegates' understanding of the theoretical aspects of the course, and their ability to perform the techniques are assessed and recorded.
Examples of types of manual handling training that Elizabeth delivers: Manual handling training for therapists who work with children and young people
This is a one-day course, tailored specifically for those therapists working with children and young people, in Child Development Centres and in the community
The theory session focuses on the delegates' understanding of relevant health and safety law, welfare law and human rights law, as well as relevant professional manual handling guidance that applies when working with children. We use scenarios to ensure that delegates can apply this knowledge to everyday issues that they encounter, such as advising others about how to help a child to move.
The practical session typically includes using weighted dummies to enable manual lifting of smaller children, as well as using slide sheets, hoists and slings, rehabilitation equipment and specialist seating to reflect delegates' working environment.
Feedback from the course: " ..an excellent training day which was not only informative but also so relevant to our day to day practice. The trainer was excellent"
Manual handling risk assessment
This is available as a one-day course for those with experience in assisting people to move and an existing knowledge of generic risk assessment. It is aimed at enabling delegates to complete accurate manual handling risk assessments and to write clear handling plans.
The theory session reviews the legal and professional standards for manual handling risk assessment and enables delegates to assess their existing paperwork. Alternative forms are available to use if desired.
The practical session will revise techniques, with the emphasis on assessing people with moving needs and focussing on the skills needed to decide how a person should be helped.
Feedback from the course: " the comments of everyone who attended were very positive and they were all happy with the way you run the training."
Manual handling training for community nurses and social care workers
This is a one-day course, tailored for those working in people's homes and aimed at enabling delegates to recognise risk and carry out safer manual handling techniques
The theory session focuses on the delegates' ability to recognise and report manual handling risk and on the legal and professional standards expected of them and their employers.
The practical session will reflect the tasks that they carry out at work, such as assisting to stand and walk, assisting to roll, using a hoist and other equipment.
Feedback from the course: " I have had many manual handling sessions but none have been as informative and interesting as this one."
'It was the best manual handling course I have ever done.."
Manual Handling Training for Direct Payment Recipients
This training takes between half a day and one day and is delivered in the home of the direct payment recipient. It is individually tailored to ensure the support workers can carry out the necessary techniques safely, with the recipient fully involved, if wished.
Back Care for Dental Workers
This is a half-day course, delivered in dental clinics. The training focuses on the specific musculoskeletal risks to dental workers, arising from their working postures, and recommends ways to minimise and manage these risks.
Manual Handling Training for Workers with Pre-School Children
This is a one day course, tailored to those working in nursery and child-care settings with children under school age, with and without special needs.
We use weighted dummies to simulate the manual handling activities carried out in the workplace, such as lifting from the floor, changing nappies, comforting children, helping in and out of buggies and playing.
Through the Disabled Living Centre in Manchester, Elizabeth delivers training that is accredited through the Open College Network. These courses are a three day risk assessment course and a five day train-the-trainer course. Please contact Jane Vevers at Disabled Living about these courses. website www.disabledliving.co.uk