Manual Handling – People Manual Handling Training Skills for Support Workers

Manual Handling - People Manual Handling Skills for Support Workers : Face-to-Face Training

This people manual handling skills microcredential for support and health care workers is designed specifically for people working as home care workers, personal carers, nurses, aged care or disability support workers.

This people manual handling training is focused on support workers assisting clients who are both semi-dependent and dependent, and develops the manual handling knowledge and performance skills relating to client transfer from bed to chair/wheelchair and sit to stand and walking with aids.

This training is competency based. To receive a Statement of Competence, participants must satisfactorily complete an assessment of knowledge and skills.

Learning Objectives

  • Option 2 Only:

  • Demonstrate client lying down to sitting

  • Demonstrate client sit to stand

Delivery Mode

  • Option 1: 3 hours live online training and knowledge assessment

  • Option 2: 3 hours face-to-face training and assessment

Qualification Issued

  • Option 1: People Manual Handling for Support Workers: Live Online Training and Knowledge Assessment (Statement of Completion)

  • Option 2: People Manual Handling for Support Workers : Face-to-Face Training and Assessment (Statement of Competence)

More About This Course
Our Health Care programs are only ever conducted by either a nurse or a paramedic. There can be no better trainer than one who has "lived" experience. As a trusted health professional, they will teach the 'why' of your course and are committed to your learning. This manual handling skills program provides support workers people with essential knowledge and skills to safely assist a person who is semi-dependent.

Some of the topics for our people manual handling course for health care workers include:

  • understanding the concepts of manual handling

  • identifying manual handling tasks within the general and supportive care environment

  • minimising manual handling injuries to self and others

  • identifying the principles of safe lifting and moving of loads

  • examining the relevant health and safety legislative requirements

  • explaining the risk management process; including a risk management activity

  • prompting versus assisting

  • exploring the manual handling techniques for clients who are semi-dependent and fully dependent on others

  • understanding the manual handling support required for a client transfer from bed to chair and bed to wheelchair

  • understanding the manual handling support required for a client using walking aids

Premium Health are fantastic to deal with. The process of booking in training is easy and Premium Health have a range of health related training topics to choose from. The facilitators who deliver the training are knowledgeable, pleasant, professional and make the sessions interesting.

  • Katerina Formosa
  • Senior Services Manager
  • Estia Foundation of Australia
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