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Moving & Handling for staff supporting Children & Young People with a Physical Disability &/or Medical need

Supporting Children & Young People with a Physical Disability &/or Medical need


1 day course for staff working directly with students who use specific equipment &/or techniques to support their posture, mobility &/or self-care needs.


What does this course cover?
? Defining manual handling
?Employer & employee responsibilities
? Relevant Statutory Legislation & Regulations
? Principles of safe moving & handling
? What constitutes ‘bad practice’
? Risk assessments
? Practical demonstrations of moving & handling equipment


Course aims: Participants will:
? Gain/improve their knowledge of the principles & practice of safe moving & handling
? Gain/improve their knowledge of available equipment of & how & when it might be used
? Gain/improve their confidence in supporting students with moving & handling needs
? Following the course, back in setting/school the Student’s Occupational Therapist will be able to demonstrate the specific equipment & techniques to be used with the individual student(s)

N.B. This course does not teach techniques to manage or respond to students with behaviours that challenge.

Booking Information

For more information, please contact Hannah Brown on 01452 324376 or Hannah.brown@gloucestershire.gov.uk

26 Sep 2019 09:15 - 15:30

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Date and Time

26 Sep 2019 09:15 - 15:30


Nazareth House, 344 London Road, Cheltenham, GL52 6YJ


Hannah Brown
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