Moving and Handling training

Moving and Handling training

Our popular ‘Moving and Handling’ training workshop

The Disability Resource Centre is pleased to be able to offer courses in Moving and Handling both for care agency staff and for private individuals.

The moving and handling session is a 4.5 hour course and is comprised of two parts.

The first hour is a presentation, looking at the theory around moving and handling, which covers:

  • statistics of back pain/injury
  • legislation relating to moving and handling
  • risk assessment
  • principles of safe handling and back care advice (and of course techniques which have been banned)

The majority of the course is a practical session, where there will be demonstrations of how to use different pieces of equipment (slide sheets, handling belts, rota stand, transfer boards, slings and hoist).

Delegates get an opportunity to use the equipment too (if they wish) and ask any questions.

  • Training from our in-house trainer

  • Demonstrations and a chance to use hoists, slide sheets, handling belts, rota stand, transfer boards and slings 

  • All training uses the same equipment as supplied by statutory services
  • Current legislation explained

Dates: We run training workshops twice every month as follows:

We updated this information on 5th March 2020.

  • 24th March (also fully booked but we may get cancellations)
  • 7th April (nearly fully booked)
  • 21st April (a place or two still available)
  • 5th May
  • 19th May
  • 9th June
  • 16th June

Times: 9.30am – 1.30pm

Cost: £50 + VAT. 

From May 1st the cost of this course will increase to £66 per delegate (inclusive of VAT).

Venue: The Disability Resource Centre, Poynters House, Poynters Road, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU5 4TP.

Please call us on 01582 470900 or email us to find out more.

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