Moving and Handling is a key part of the working day for most childcare employees and carers. Poor moving and handling practice when moving play equipment, lifting babies/small children and pulling buggies can lead to back pain and musculoskeletal disorders and moving and handling accidents – which can injure both the child being moved and the person assisting.
This course is suitable for anyone working with babies, children and young people who have additional support needs and require use of mechanical lifting equipment.
- Risk Assessment
- Spinal Awareness
- Musculo-skeletal injury
- Safer Handling Principles
- Moving Efficiently
- Application of safe handling principles to; inanimate load handling, lifting/carrying babies and children, other manoeuvres and transfers when working with babies, children and young people. Practical hoist training for use in moving and handling manoeuvres and transfers; passive and standing hoists; slings
Scottish Manual Handling Passport Scheme (SMHPS), 2014
This course follows modules A and B. Modules C, D and E are covered as applied to moving and handling working with children.
Certification: TfC Certificate of Attendance
Course Length: 5 hours
Maximum Participants: 6
Venue: Choose a venue, date and time to suit your organisation.