The West of England Moving and Handling Trainers Foundation Course – MH04
Endorsed by the College of Occupational Therapists (COT), the west of england moving and handling trainer’s foundation course is a widely recognised and highly regarded trainer’s qualification.
“The hands-on part of the course, using hoists & slidesheets was very helpful and the patient handling will ensure that I look after the patient and myself.”
Why do our customers choose us?
Established over 20 years ago and highly regarded amongst the health and social care community. The course is regularly attended by occupational therapists, registered nurses, care managers, health and safety professionals, care supervisors, owner managers and equipment manufacturers.
This course is is suitable for staff involved in the education and teaching of others in a wide variety of environments, attendees on this course include:
- Somerset County Council Occupational Therapists
- University of the West of England Course Lecturers
- Care UK
- Milestones Trust
- North Bristol Trust
- Star College
- Domiciliary Care Providers
- United Healthcare Bristol
- Children’s Hospice South West
- Able Care Homes
Our courses are delivered by knowledgeable and enthusiastic moving and handling consultants and trainers all of whom hold adult teaching qualifications supported by a professional qualification and considerable, hands on practical experience in a wide variety of health and social care settings, 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 the west of England moving and handling trainer’s foundation course?
Trainers employ a wide range of teaching techniques to meet the needs of individual delegates attending courses. This course programme, endorsed by College of Occupational Therapists (COT) follows a set syllabus and contains the most up to date information available including:
- Bio-mechanics and back care
- Developing training programmes
- Risk assessment
- Inanimate object handling
- Client handling techniques
- Project work
- Hoisting and other mechanical aids
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 six days 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 certificate endorsed by COT.
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 ‘west of england moving and handling trainer’s foundation’ course is just one 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.
We can provide a wide variety of accredited or tailor-made courses, these can be ‘in-house’ or ‘open’ programmes.
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, 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.
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.