Moving & Handling Inanimate Objects

60 min course

Course Description

Learn essential knowledge and skills needed to manage the challenges of moving and handling inanimate objects. In the healthcare sector, the safe and effective handling of individuals and equipment is important to ensure their well-being and the well-being of you as a healthcare professional. This course is designed to equip you with the essential knowledge and skills needed to manage the challenges of moving and handling inanimate objects in a healthcare setting, such as hospitals, clinics, and care homes; as well as in your everyday life.

Key objectives:

  • Be able to offer definitions of relevant terms
  • Understand the relevance of TILE
  • Utilise best practices in a range of moving & handling situations
  • Use risk control strategies, resources & access support to facilitate good practice
  • Understand the hazards of lifting in a restricted space
  • Identify the issues when team handling
  • Recognise types of injury
  • Understand how to avoid injury
  • Understand common causes of handling, lifting & carrying injuries
  • Be able to perform personal & formal risk assessments
  • Recognise how risk management informs safer systems of work
  • Be aware of relevant laws
  • Identify the responsibilities of the employer/employee/organisation

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