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Moving and Positioning Individuals and Back Care

Subject category: Health and Safety

Course overview

This course has been developed for staff who have a responsibility for moving and handling people. It prepares staff to take care of their back both in and out of the workplace. It is based upon the ‘Guide to Handling of Patients 6th edition’. The course comprises of both theoretical and practical work.  

This course is delivered using a range of methods and resources including:

  • Group discussions
  • small group activities
  • DVD clips
  • sliding sheets
  • handling belts
  • hoists.

This course has been developed and mapped to:

  • The Care Certificate Standard 13
  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992
  • Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998

And the following QCF units:

  • Move and Position Individuals in Accordance with their Plan of Care
  • Promote and Implement Health and Safety in Health and Social Care

Course content

Back facts
Incidence and severity
Common back conditions and back pain
General health, posture, spinal anatomy and physiology
Introduction to people handling
Risk assessment
Maximising Service User’s own ability
Manual handling techniques – Including use of aids
Warnings against unsafe and outdated moves
Improved techniques and principles

Learning outcomes

Give a brief description of anatomy and physiology in relation to moving and positioning individuals
State legislation and agreed ways of working to be taken into consideration when moving and positioning individuals
State how to minimise risk before moving and positioning individuals
Describe how to prepare individuals before moving and positioning 
Demonstrate how to move and position an individual


6 hours

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