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Moving and Handling (Health and Social Care)

Overview

Moving and handling activities are part of daily life both at work and at home. Poor moving and handling practice can lead to back pain and musculoskeletal disorders. In the case of a person being moved, they may feel discomfort as well as lack of dignity when incorrect techniques are used. In some cases, these poor practices can lead to injury for those involved.

This module is for anyone working within an organisation where moving and handling is part of the working day.

What's included in this course?

By working through the module, you will cover the following topics:

  • Back care awareness.
  • Responsibilities and risk assessment.
  • High-risk patient handling.
  • Manual handling techniques.