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Moving and Handling Train the Trainer Course

Manual handling remains one of the biggest causes of work-related ill health and accounts for over a third of reported injury/illness in this sector.

Training is one way that employers can work toward reducing the risk of handling injuries in the workplace.

Here at Acorn, as well as offering a range of manual handling training we also host our recently re-named Moving and Handling Train the Trainer course (previously known as the West of England Foundation course). Established over 20 years ago and endorsed by the College of Occupational Therapists (COT), this course takes place over six full days, includes a small project to complete and equips delegates with the skills necessary to become competent people handling trainers in their workplace and is a widely recognised and highly regarded trainer’s qualification.

The course is attended by a wide variety of staff from a range of different sectors including education, health and social care, sales advisors and health and safety advisors.  Delivered in a relaxed informal manner our commitment is to support delegates to acquire the necessary skills, confidence and understanding to become excellent handling trainers.  The course includes information on back care and a back-friendly lifestyle. Legislation and application to the workplace including manual handling risk assessment and all core handling skills. Practical skills and teaching presentations are assessed, using current best practice.

There is no minimum requirement to attend the course however we do ask that attending delegates have relevant hands-on experience.

We offer the course 4 times a year as an open course at our training venue in Warmley or we can provide this as an in-house course at your premises. In-house offers a range of benefits for organisations, staff teams and clients. Training is provided by someone who is knowledgeable of your environment, clients and equipment. Making them better placed to respond to your needs. In-house training is also very cost effective and the trainers’ course will quickly pay for itself.

Once you have completed and passed the course, we recommend you attend the annual Trainers 1-day update course which we hold monthly as an open course and ensures you stay up to date with the ever-changing guidelines and regulations.

For those customers requiring more general moving and handling trainer training, you can attend just the first 2 days of this course or alternatively, we offer bespoke Key Handler and Load Manual Handling Trainer training.

If you would like to discuss this course and how it might meet your needs then please don’t hesitate to contact us

Sarah Street, Director and Manual Handling Training lead