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Moving and Handling Training and Advice with Atlas Safety Training

Training Advice and Risk Assessments are provided by Margaret J.Carton R.N. Moving and Handling Specialist.
Margaret J  Carton can be contacted through this website and 0874153091.

Atlas Safety Training courses meet the State requirement  

Under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act, 2005 and General Application Regulations 2007 and all of  the General Application Regulations,  it states that all employees in all industries must carry out manual handling training. This course provides safe manual handling techniques that can greatly reduce the risks involved in heavy lifting. Back injuries caused by incorrect manual handling techniques are one of the most frequent causes of workers compensation claims. 

Safe patient handling and safe manual handling techniques can greatly reduce the risks involved in heavy lifting.

About my Manual Handling Course and Backcare Health and Safety Training

Participants who have completed my course will be able to assess a load, which is heavy or awkward, and choose the safest method of dealing with it.  Understand the limitations of the spine and muscular system.  Lift and handle loads safely (both inanimate and animate).  Carry out risk assessments in the work place.

Course Content:

  • Legislation
  • Dangers of unsafe lifting
  • Overview of safety legislation
  • Anatomy of the spine and muscular system
  • Safe lifting points
  • Injuries associated with manual handling
  • Importance of exercise and nutrition
  • Competence testing
  • Dangers of careless and unskilled methods
  • Principles of levers and laws of motion
  • Anatomy of the spine and muscular system
  • Potential harm through incorrect patient handling techniques
  • Importance of physical fitness
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Relevant handling aids and techniques
  • Normal body movement

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course participants will gain the skills and knowledge necessary to:

  • Recognise a load which is too heavy or awkward
  • Explain their legal rights and responsibilities
  • Understand the limitations of the spine and muscular system
  • Conduct a animate/inanimate risk assessment
  • Lift and handle patients safely
  • Understand correct lifting techniques

My Course is Designed For:

All staff that engage in manual handling and patient handling activities during their working day. These employees are exposed to situations where the risks cannot be eliminated or reduced sufficiently.

Training Methodology:

My course complies with HSA guidelines and is highly interactive with role-playing and practical exercises to reinforce understanding and learning.

Participants should wear comfortable clothing for practical activities.

Participants:

A maximum of 12 per course minimum 3 per course

Certification:

Upon successful completion of this course participants will receive a certificate in manual handling and patient handling.

Training Advice and Risk Assessments are provided by Margaret J.Carton R.N. Moving and Handling Specialist.
Margaret J  Carton can be contacted through this website and 0874153091.
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