Manual Handling Refresher – MH02
Our manual handling refresher course is aimed at support staff whose main role is the handling of clients in any setting. Delegates must have previously undertaken manual handling training to attend this course. This course is aligned to the Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF).
“We are very happy with the service that Acorn provide. They are knowledgeable and very helpful especially when it comes to writing new policies or assisting in queries.”
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 Sarah, a registered nurse and advanced moving and handling practitioner.
Acorn Health and Safety regularly run update courses for agencies, NHS Trust’s, Community Interest Companies providing NHS Services, Local Authorities and domiciliary care providers.
Our courses are delivered by knowledgeable and enthusiastic trainers all of whom hold adult teaching qualifications supported by a professional qualification and considerable, hands on practical experience both, 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?
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 client handling techniques
- Hoist training
- Team handling
Our 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 courses are all aligned to The Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF) and is adequate moving and handling training for carers.
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 trainers are available to answer any questions you might have. You’ll also receive an automatic reminder prior to course expiry.
Our ‘Manual Handling Refresher’ course 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.
Not every course can be 'off the shelf'.
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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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.