Manual Handling Training Courses
Acorn takes the time to gain an understanding of your manual handling requirements within your organisation to ensure we provide meaningful and relevant training. We are excellent at adapting courses to suit the particular customer needs and making manual handling training both relevant and enjoyable. Our Manual Handling of clients courses are aligned to the Skills for Health Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF).
“Matt was a great trainer, he kept things interesting and funny but was still able to emphasise the importance of our training. I thought it was great that he often gave us examples of real life scenarios.”
*IMPORTANT INFORMATION* We have recently revised our guidance regarding the wearing of face masks. From 1st August 2020 it will be mandatory to wear face masks during practical elements of the course however delegates may choose to wear a face covering throughout the course. This applies to our First Aid and Manual Handling courses, where 2m social distancing cannot be maintained. If you are attending any of our courses, please can you ensure you bring your own 3 ply face mask (Please see examples of approved mask style below). Fabric masks and face coverings are not acceptable for the practical elements.
Our portfolio of manual handling courses includes:
- Foundation Level Manual Handling - MH01
- Foundation Level Manual Handling Children - MHO1A
- Manual Handling Refresher - MH02
- Manual Handling Load - MH03
- Moving and Handling Train the Trainer Foundation Course - MH04
- Moving and Handling Trainers Annual Update - MH05
- Manual Handling - Emergency Handling - MH06
- Evacuation Chair - MH07
Why do our customers choose us?
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 are not only appropriately qualified but also have considerable, hands on practical experience both in the care and community sectors, this 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.
Our tailored course programmes are particularly suited to organisations with specific learning outcomes and developed to meet the requirements of the care certificate.
Here at Acorn Health & Safety Ltd, we are pleased to confirm that our Manual Handling of Clients training courses are all aligned to The Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF)
The CSTF allows employers to recognise training to a standard, trust that information and reduce duplication of training. It also gives confidence that training standards have been met and standardises the interpretation of statutory/mandatory or clinical/care training.
The Framework can be used by any healthcare employer in the UK including NHS, independent healthcare providers, bank staff and agency organisations, and educational organisations and ensures the educational relevance of the training and improves the quality and consistency of training provision.
How do we approach manual handling training?
Our moving and handling course programmes are regularly updated and reviewed to ensure the needs of learners are met. They are very popular among carers who need to update their manual handling techniques. In addition to the ‘manual handling’ aspect of the task, we focus on other areas that might also contribute to injury, for example:
- Fixed, static and sustained postures
- Work equipment such as computers
We provide courses delivered in a relaxed and informative style, designed to meet specific industry requirements or a tailor made to individual and organisations specific and varied needs.
The emphasis on every course is to allow delegates to become confident in their skills through a range of theory and practical sessions as well as continuing assessment and feedback from the trainer.
What should you expect from Acorn Health & Safety?
We’ll provide delegates with a variety of printed course materials including workbooks and handouts and on completion of learning, delegates will receive an appropriate certificate.
Post course our team of consultants and trainers are available to answer any questions you might have. You’ll also receive an automatic reminder prior to course expiry.
Our ‘manual handling’ course portfolio is just one group of over 60 courses we offer. Acorn Health & Safety provides training and consultancy in first aid, fire safety, food safety, manual handling, healthcare training and health and safety.
Our ‘in-house’ course programmes are the most cost effective option if you’ve a number of staff requiring training, and in many cases can be adapted to include reference to local policy, practice and documentation. These courses can be delivered either at any suitable venue or you can hire our purpose-built training centre located in Warmley, Bristol, whichever is best suited to your needs.
We also run a rolling programme of ‘open courses’ which are particularly suited for individuals or organisations that only have a few delegates or those looking to release small groups of staff at a time.
Other courses that we specialise and provide consultancy in which could be of interest to you are:
Please contact us to discuss all of your training needs so we can advise the most suitable and cost effective solution.
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Our tailored health and safety training is aimed at meeting the needs of customers who have specific subjects to be covered within their health and safety staff training.
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We recognise that e-learning is a cost-effective training method.
Our e-learning platform is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and therefore accessible when you or your staff team need it.
Open Course Diary
Aimed at businesses and individuals requiring specific training or those with only a few members of staff to train our open courses run regularly throughout the year and cover a variety of different subjects.