Manual Handling Courses

Intended Audience

The Award in Moving People Safely  has been specifically designed for those who work, or intend to work, in a role that involves assisting and moving people. It is ideal for those working in a variety of health and social care environments such as care homes.

Course Overview

Over a 2 day period, Learners will develop the knowledge and skills relevant to manual handling of objects and the safe moving and handling of people. Topics covered include: common handling injuries, the potential impact to a person if moved incorrectly, personal handling plans, preserving dignity, health and safety when moving a person, using equipment and more.

Intended Audience

The Award in Safe Moving and Handling is a qualification designed for those who work, or intend to work, in a role that involves manual handling. It is ideal for those working in a variety of environments including warehouses and shops.

Course Overview

During this 1 day course, Learners will learn the key principles of manual handling and how to apply these to their workplace. They will also practise a wide range of techniques, ensuring that they leave the course confident and proficient in moving and handling.

Intended Audience

The Award in Principles of Manual Handling qualification has been specifically designed for all employees to help raise their awareness of the risks associated with unsafe manual handling practices. It is also ideal for those who might have to carry out manual handling as part of their job such as handling deliveries, parcels and boxes.

Course Overview

Over a half day period, successful Learners will develop a greater awareness of manual handling, including: common manual handling injuries, the safe movement principles, theory of safe manual handling principles and manual handling equipment.

Intended Audience

The  Award in Infection Prevention and Control  has been specifically designed for those who have a responsibility in infection prevention and control within their job roles, such as: care assistants, health care workers or other healthcare environments.

Course Overview

Over a half day period, Learners will develop a greater understanding of the principles of infection prevention and control. Topics covered include: personal hygiene, roles and responsibilities in relation to infection prevention and control and minimising the risk of infection in a Health Care setting.

Every organization should be prepared for emergency evacuation, so that all building occupants exit swiftly and safely.

In the event of a fire or an emergency within a multistoried building, elevators cannot be used as a means of escape. Stairs are the safest option, whether up or down.

However, where a disabled or immobile person is concerned, swift and safe escape via a stairwell becomes a little more difficult – hence the need for evacuation chairs.

Running on rollers, they can ascend and descend stairs smoothly and quickly, offering a viable means of escape for both the user and the operator.

Why thorough training is important

Using an evac chair correctly, especially in a high-tension, emergency situation, is not as simple as it might look. It does require technique.

Incorrect usage may even increase the risk of injury.

The responsible persons (i.e. the potential operators) must be confident in their ability to use the device if the time ever comes, which requires full training.

What will I learn?

Our evacuation chair training prepares all potential operators for safe and effective use of the equipment, as well as fully informing them of the legislation and theory behind it.

In short, the course is designed to make your employees fully aware of their responsibilities when it comes to evacuating their co-workers.

Is it a legal requirement?

Having and using evac chairs in itself is not a legal requirement (currently), but ensuring safe means of escape from your premises is a legal requirement.

Therefore if you do choose to have chairs installed (or you already have them), you must ensure that you provide adequate training for any employee who would be responsible for evacuation in an emergency situation.

This applies whether you own the building or are an operator or tenant.

The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) 1995 and the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 both state that all occupants of a building must have adequate means of escape in the event of an emergency. This includes making adjustments to ensure that disabled occupants are safely accounted for.

This is clearly stated in the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations “ensure that all people who use, supervise or manage the use of work equipment have received adequate training, which should include the correct use of the equipment, the risks that may arise from its use and the precautions to take”.

Do my premises need evac chairs?

If the building you operate in has multiple storeys, you should have a chair installed, otherwise you cannot guarantee the safety of anyone who is unable to get down your stairs quickly – whether that is an elderly visitor in a wheelchair, or an employee with a temporary injury such as a broken leg.

Who is responsible for usage?

As mentioned above, both building owners/operators and business tenants are required by law to ensure that the relevant occupants are fully trained on how to use emergency equipment, as well as ensure that it is correctly maintained.

Training course content

Our three-hour training course covers every aspect of evacuation chair usage.

Where is the training held?

To give you the most relevant advice, we usually come to your premises and provide on-site training with your existing chair (if already installed). However, we can also host the training at one of our nationwide training locations. Just let us know your requirements and we will make the necessary arrangements.

How long does the course last?

Three hours.

Is there an assessment?

There is no formal examination, but each attendee will be required to set up and operate the chair under the supervision of our trainers.

Do we receive certificates?

Yes. Each person who completes the course will receive their own certificate from Training Academy UK

Specialist Training – Bespoke

If you need a bespoke course, or elements of our existing courses packaging into tailored training, please get in touch.

We can design a course around your organisation’s specific needs to make sure all your staff are fully trained for your work environment. Not only that, but our expert trainers with real-world experience will also deliver your course in a fun and engaging way, ensuring everyone walks away knowing their stuff and understanding the subject in detail.