Onsite Training Company

Manual and Handling Training

Manual Handling (PATS Module E)

Overview
This is an introduction to manual handling aimed especially at those people who are involved in the transporting of passengers who require support. Whilst the content is generic, the course will focus on cases and circumstances that are specific to the target audience.

Contents Include;
Assisting passengers with walking difficulties
Safely controlling a fall
Wheelchair handling
Assisting passengers to sit and stand
Use of small items of equipment

Aim
To assist the individual to reduce or eliminate the risk of injury to themselves and others when contemplating activities that involve manual handling

Objectives
Know employees’ responsibilities under Health & Safety and Manual Handling legislation
Understand the basic causes of spinal and soft tissue injury
Identify activities that present manual handling risks
Carry out assessments of manual handling tasks
Take appropriate action to eliminate or reduce risk from a manual handling activity
Differentiate between good and poor manual handling technique
How to report manual handling risks

Duration: 1 day
Numbers: 12 maximum

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