Moving and Handling of Children with Physical Difficulties
It is your legal obligation to ensure that members of your staff are adequately and correctly trained to maintain their own safety and the safety of the young people they are working with. Ideally this would be updated annually as a period of more than eighteen months will significantly increase the risk of injury to both parties and potential litigation. Staff who have not had training within eighteen months, will need a full day ‘Initial’ course before they are considered adequately trained to handle people again.
Suitable for any staff working with a child or young person who has physical/movement difficulties, subjects covered:
- The Importance of Safe Load Management
- Legal Requirements
- Risk Assessment
- Spinal Awareness
- Musculo-Skeletal Injury
- Looking After Yourself
- Base to Face Safety Checkpoint
- Client Handling Techniques
- Handling Equipment
"Weeks run from Monday to Sunday. Please note that weeks without communications to schools are ignored and the links will go to the last week where a communication was made in this category."