Manual Handling of Children – MHO1A
Our manual handling of children course is aimed at support staff and carers whose role involves the handling of children, whether it be in the child’s home, school, respite care or similar setting and is aligned to the Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF).
“I attended the Paediatric level 3 First Aid course on 27 June and 4th July with Sarah Howarth. Firstly, can I say what a fantastic course it was. I really enjoyed it and thought Sarah was a brilliant trainer and obviously very passionate about first aid. I feel really confident walking away from my time with her and although I hope I don’t need to use what I learnt, I love that I feel I could.”
Why do our customers choose us?
Musculoskeletal injury continues to account for significant sickness absence amongst the UK workforce. Our manual handling training team is led by one of our Directors, Sarah, a registered nurse and advanced moving and handling practitioner.
Our courses are delivered by knowledgeable and enthusiastic consultants and trainers all of whom hold adult teaching qualifications supported by a professional qualification and considerable, hands on practical experience in a vast variety of settings, including schools, colleges and children’s own homes this is reflected in our grounded, pragmatic approach.
Teaching 18,000 delegates a year, Acorn Health & Safety offer training to individuals, groups and entire staff teams. We are committed to providing excellent training delivered in a relaxed, yet informative style.
How do we approach manual handling of children?
Our course programme employs a variety of teaching techniques to meet the needs of individual delegates and includes the following:
- Predisposing factors of musculoskeletal injuries
- Postural awareness and static loading
- Spinal awareness
- Principles of safer handling
- Risk assessment
- Unsafe practices
- Practical child handling techniques
- Hoist training
- Team handling
Our tailored course programmes are particularly suited to organisations with specific learning outcomes and developed to meet the requirements of the care certificate.
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.
Owing to the practical nature of this course a basic level of general fitness is required. Delegates must be physically able to carry out the procedures detailed in the course outline. Should you have any questions relating to the accessibility of this course please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
This course is of 3 hours (half day) duration.
What should you expect from Acorn Health & Safety?
We’ll provide delegates with a variety of printed course materials including workbooks and handouts. On successful completion of this course delegates will receive a printed courses 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 ‘foundation level manual handling of children’ 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.
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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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.