Care Training
Manual Handling of Children ( special needs - 1day)

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Aims:

To train participants in manual handling of Children.

Objectives:

  • Examine principles of lifting and handling
  • Look at methods of safe manual handling of children with special needs
  • Examine legal requirements
  • Explore risk assessments
  • Practice and demonstrate safe lifting techniques of children with a range of equipment

Target Audience:

This course is for candidates who are involved in the lifting, handling and moving of children (including special needs) in their work roles.

Course Content:

  • Principles of lifting
  • Understanding special needs
  • Legal requirements
  • Safe lifting methods
  • Risk assessments
  • Protection from injury
  • Structure of the spine
  • Use of aids and equipment
  • Using Hoist and slide sheets
  • Moving people- safety considerations
  • Wheelchairs and toileting

Commentary:

The course covers basic lifting and handling of children, and includes the use of slide sheets, hoists and lifting belts. It also looks at supporting children with special needs in a mainstream setting.

To find out more about these courses please contact our office on 01922 683976 to speak to one of our team or email us on info@apex-ct.co.uk or complete our course interest form by clicking here.