Safe Manual Handling in Healthcare
- Aged Care Quality Standards ACQS 4, 7
- National Standards for Disability Services NSDS 6
Manual handling in a health setting can cover a range of activities. As a care worker you need to be skilled in manual handling of people unaided and also using appropriate equipment. Incorrect manual handling techniques can lead to serious injury. This award winning course covers your workplace obligations, common manual handling tasks, risk factors, assessment of risk and control measures. Safety in the workplace is everyone’s responsibility and this course ensures you have a basic understanding to ensure the safety of yourself, your colleagues and your clients.
In this course the following areas will be covered:
- Manual handling hazards
- Workplace obligations
- Common manual handling tasks
- Common risk factors
- Body safe principles
- Evaluating how to improve
- Assessing the risk
- Control measures
- No lift policy
- Making a situation safer
The organisation has a duty of care to its staff and to the clients. Staff need to undertake regular training on safe manual handling techniques to reduce the risk of injury. This award winning courses covers the key areas to ensure that the organisation meets its obligations.
Participants will be able to…
- Identify their obligations regarding duty of care, best practice and legislation
- Identify manual handling tasks that have a potential to cause injury
- Outline body safe principles when dealing with clients
- Evaluate risks and learn to find ways to minimise the risk
- Outline effective control measures
- Identify ways in which to work safer
This course was part of a suite that won a 2019 Platinum LearnX Live! Award.