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Meet the Trainers
Moving & Handling in Adult Social Care Settings
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In-house Moving & Handling Trainers' Course
In-House Moving & Handling Trainers' Requalification Course
Moving & Handling Risk Assessment Workshop
Link Meetings related to Moving & Handling
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An introduction to Moving and Handling

 

Moving & Handling accidents cause many sick days every year, particularly in social care where the range of activities and duties carried out by staff are so varied.  Care providers have to consider not only the safety of their staff, but the rights, independence and dignity of their service users during moving & handling related tasks.  Generic manual handling courses do not take these issues into account.

SPIC Moving & Handling training is specifically designed with carers in mind.  As well as covering Health & Safety, Law and Risk Assessment, it also discusses service user rights, ethical issues, and a varied range of approaches to helping people to move, with plenty of practice and discussion time.  The courses are adaptable and can be tailored to suit domestic staff, high mobility services such as day centres or mental health services, or high-need services such as nursing homes and palliative care facilities.

Feedback from learners who have attended our training:

"A wonderful change to the usual courses. Joanna was a delight and will make helping and aiding of moving patients in the surgery much easier. Every staff should member should come on this course! Well Done and thanks so much". - Dentist

"The trainer made something that I was terrified of, really enjoyable" - Care Worker

"I will be putting everything I have learnt into practice and happy in the knowledge that I can contact the trainers in the future if I have any questions or quieres" - In House Trainer

"Speaker very knowledgeable and explained all areas well,i will definately take information back and utilise within the practice". - Dentist

“Excellent course, great presentation, enjoyed this far more than any other course as learnt a lot for both home and work use!” - Dentist

 

"I wanted to compliment yourself and SPIC for the body of work around Moving & Handling Training, the Train the Trainer programme and Link Meetings.

 

It felt such a positive experience to be part of a group where there is so much knowledge and commitment to maintaining and improving standards in the county.

 

It was a good vision and proves to be invaluable." - Training Manager


You are welcome to speak to our trainers Joanna or Martin if you would like any further information about the courses.


Meet the Trainers

Since joining Shropshire Partners in Care in 2014, Joanna has been delivering a mixture of detailed moving and handling courses. Joanna has worked in various roles, ranging from care worker, care manager, assessor/verifier and health and social care tutor. She has spent numerous years supporting people with learning difficulties and mobility needs. Working closely with a wide range of organisations and regularly updating her own knowledge and practice, Joanna ensures that each learner gains the understanding and skills needed to move and handle safely. New techniques and equipment form part of the comprehensive training package designed to teach learners about the importance of safe moving and handling in the workplace.

Joanna’s qualifications are:

•RoSPA Safer People Handling Trainers’ Qualification (BTEC level 4)

•Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector

•V1 Verifers’ Qualification

•A1 Assessors’ Qualification

•Bsc(Hons) Environmental Science

 

Martin is a trainer of First Aid and Moving and Handling for Shropshire Partners in Care since April 2016. He has first aid experience as a Community First Responder and Event First Aider, and has has previously trained in the commercial and Adult Community Learning sectors.

Martin's qualifications include:

  • RoSPA Safer People Handling Trainers’ Qualification (BTEC level 4)
  • PTLLS Qualification
  • Institute of Health Care Development (IHCD) BTEC Level 2 First Person on Scene (intermediate)
  • IMI National Observer and Local Assessor Qualification
  • MSc Ornithology

 


Course Title: Moving & Handling in Adult Social Care Settings

Length of course: 6½ hours

Aims & Objectives:

    To equip social care staff (carers and auxiliary staff) with the skills to do safe and dignified moving and handling with the people and objects in their workplaces.

At the end of the session, learners should be able to:

  • Identify how poor moving & handling can damage their backs
  • Show how H&S law applies to the moving & handling in their workplace.
  • Make their moving & handling as safe as possible using ELITE risk assessment.
  • Demonstrate how to move a range of objects using the Principles of Efficient Movement
  • Balance their own safety with the needs and rights of their service users.
  • Use safe handling skills to support the mobility needs of their service users.

Training is appropriate for the following staff groups: Carers or domestic staff who have attended a SPIC course within the last 15 months.

Please visit our downloads section for more information and booking forms.



Course Title: Moving & Handling Refresher

Length of Course: 3½ hours

Aims and Objectives:

Aim: To remind care staff of the principles of safer moving & handling and to update & improve their skills

Objectives: At the end of the session, learners should be able to:

  • Describe how their backs can be injured by poor posture and handling habits.
  • Verbally risk-assess a handling task and take steps to make it safer
  • Demonstrate up-to-date techniques for moving a variety of service users in their workplace
  • Answer any queries that they arrived with and know what to do next

Training is Appropriate for the following staff groups: Carers or domestic staff who have attended a SPIC course withinin the last 15 months.

Please visit our downloads section for more information and booking forms.


 Course Title: In-House Moving & Handling Trainers' Course

Length of Course: Six days

Aims and Objectives:

Aim: To enable potential trainers to teach their staff safe moving & handling in their workplace

Objectives: The course includes:

  • The theory behind moving & handling techniques, including the law, human rights, risk assessment and principles of efficient movement
  • The basic principles of effective teaching and learning, including common learning styles, presentation skills, motivation theory.
  • A thorough understanding of the latest recommended techniques for moving people.

Training is appropriate for the following staff groups: Experienced and/or senior staff in adult social care settings.

Please visit our downloads section for more information and booking forms.


Course Title: In-House Moving & Handling Trainers' Requalification Course

Length of Course: Two days

Aims and Objectives:

Aim: To refresh and further trainers’ knowledge and practice in moving & handling training.

Training is appropriate for the following staff groups: Currently practising Moving & Handling Trainers

Please visit our downloads section for more information and booking forms.


Course Title: Moving & Handling Risk Assessment Workshop

Length of Course: 3 hours

Aims and Objectives:

Aim: To enable managers to use a range of risk assessment methods relating to people-handling.

Objectives: At the end of the course, managers will be able to:

  • Understand the basic legal requirements regarding risk assessment
  • State what a ‘good’ risk assessment involves
  • Work out what type of risk assessment they need for a given situation in their workplace.
  • Identify and use three different types of people-handling risk assessment format in their care environment

Training is appropriate for the following staff groups: Managers and senior staff responsible for assessing people-handling tasks in their workplace.

Please visit our downloads section for more information and booking forms.



In-House Trainers' Link Meetings

Link meetings are for practising Moving and Handling trainers. It offers trainers continual professional development and additional support and guidance which can then be taught back in the workplace.

Trainers who have attended the SPIC Moving and Handling In-House trainers course are required to attend a minimum of 2 meetings a year, in addition to the requal, for their 6 day Moving and Handling certificate to be valid.

  

Dates of Meetings 

13th September 2016     Denby House, New powerpoint discussed and practice delivery

 

6th December 2016         Annscroft, topic to be confimed            

2017

Thursday March 16thDenby House

Thursday June 15thAnnscroft

Friday September 15th- Denby House 

Thursday December 14th - Annscroft

 

Time of meetings: 10:00am – 13:00pm(unless otherwise stated)

 

If you would like further information about our Link Meetings please contact the office.

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