Assessment of Children Complex Handling Needs
We work in a number of educational environments providing specialist advice and consultancy on the moving and handling of students with complex needs.
This was very valuable training delivered in a professional yet approachable way. I found practising the recovery position the most useful, it is the skill I seem to forget.Thanks very much.
Why do our customers choose us?
Acorn Health & Safety adopt a holistic approach, in particular taking into account the needs of the individual child and the wider school community.
Our specialist, trained, and knowledgeable moving and handling consultants have considerable experience working in a variety of environments with a wide variety of students. This includes mainstream, special needs schools and colleges.
Acorn Health & Safety is a leading provider of health and safety training and consultancy in the South West. Our trainers and consultants come from a wide variety of professional backgrounds and have considerable, hands on practical experience which is reflected in our grounded, pragmatic approach.
Customers come from an equally diverse range of organisations and businesses but choose Acorn because we’ll keep you on the right side of the law, whilst recognising that health and safety needs to compliment your day to day business activities.
How do we support education providers with assessments of children with complex handling needs
We’ll typically meet with both the child and teaching staff to provide advice on a number of different areas including:
- Moving and handling policy
- The completion of risk assessment documentation
- Practical moving and handling
- Staff training
Where necessary we’ll liaise with others as required, this might include parents, teachers and representatives of the wider healthcare professional team such as physiotherapists and occupational therapists.
What should you expect from Acorn Health & Safety?
On completion of this consultancy, educational environments will receive:
- A manual handling risk assessment
- Written safe systems of work
- Comment and or/review of moving and handling policy
Following any piece of consultancy work we are available by phone or on e-mail, so you can contact us easily, if you need our assistance or further advice.
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