Dates: TBC for 2018
All Staff with no service user contact
Moving and Handling training is a legal requirement for all staff.
Moving and Handling activities represent one of the biggest risks to employee health; it is the second largest cause of occupation illness. Within Health and Social Care sectors the level of injuries are much greater than in the wider workforce. Safer Moving and Handling is an integral part of service user care.
The learning outcomes for Moving and Handling in the Learning & Development Guide have been divided into 2 levels
Level 1 is aimed at all staff and reflects a basic standard, providing a general awareness of Moving and Handling, which should underpin all levels of training.
Dependent on role and location, the learning outcomes given here should be supplemented by specific job and site training as deemed necessary by individual teams based on local risk assessment, training needs analysis and policy.
Relevant Legislation and Guidance
Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (www.hse.gov.uk/legislation/hswa.htm)
The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1992/2793/contents/made)
Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 (www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1999/3242/contents/made)
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) (www.hse.gov.uk)
The National Back Exchange (www.nationalbackexchange.org)
All Staff should be able to:
- Understand the reason for safe handling.
- Understand how manual handling risk assessments contribute to improving health and safety.
- Understanding the principles, types of equipment and testing requirements associated with manual handling safety.
- Be able to practically apply safe manual handling principles.
- Understanding the personal safety and dignity issues to the movement of a person by others.
- Understanding how a personal handling plan and risk assessment reduces the risk of injury to everyone involved in moving a person.
- Understanding the principles, types of equipment and testing requirements associated with moving people safely.
- Be able to apply safe principles when moving a person.
Moving and Handling Refresher Periods
Refresher periods for Moving and Handling training should be a minimum of 2 years