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Manual Handling for Parents and Carers at Acacia Training

Course description

Manual handling is moving anything where human force is required. The term manual handling covers activities that involve lifting, carrying, lowering, pushing or pulling a load. Examples of this can include putting bags into the car, carrying a child, pushing a wheelchair and lifting someone into a hoist. Having completed this module, you will: • Understand the reasons why you need to know how to move and handle objects correctly. • Learn the key pieces of legislation that relates to manual handling; the responsibilities they place on any employer. • Understand the basic theory of how your spine works, common injuries and how you can avoid them. • Understand the key factors to take into account before undertaking the moving or lifting of a load.

Who Should Apply:

This is a manual handling course that is aimed specifically at parents and carers.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this on-line course. 

Future opportunities

At the end of this course you will be able to print a Virtual College certificate. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Acacia Training directly.

Last updated date: 18 August 2015
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