IOSH Moving and Handling of People – Train the Trainer
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What is the IOSH Moving and Handling of People Train the Trainer course?
The Moving and Handling of People Train the Trainer course is an instructor course. It is appropriate for healthcare staff who wish to gain the necessary skills to deliver client handling training within the remit of their employment. Those who benefit most from having staff trained in this course are larger healthcare groups. This benefit maybe because they have difficulty engaging an external training provider due to the logistical challenges of having multiple, widespread locations.
Another institution type that benefits are healthcare agencies. They tend to have a high volume of new starts that they require trained at short notice. This high frequency of training is to aid them to place staff in employment in the healthcare sector. This course can provide such organisations with time efficiencies and financial savings. The alternative approach would be outsourcing patient handling training to a third-party training provider.
This highly-recognised healthcare instructor course is in high demand. The demand is testimony to its ability to successfully upskill healthcare workers in Northern Ireland, England, Scotland, and Wales to deliver high-quality moving and handling of people training to colleagues, all whilst maintaining safety standards.
What is included within course content?
The moving and handling of people instructor course content combines the perfect blend of context providing theory and skill developing practical application.
The course is divided in six modules, these being as follows:
- Legislation & Accountability
- Anatomy of Spine and Biomechanics
- Risk Assessment – An Ergonomic Approach
- Principles of Safer Handling
- Presentation Skills & Delivery of a Session
- Safer People Handling
How is the course assessed?
We assess the Moving and Handling of People Train the Trainer in two ways. Firstly, via an end of course written assessment and then a micro-teaching session observation, which involves demonstrating a moving and handling technique.
Delegates are provided with 45 minutes to complete the written aspect. This assessment will take place under strict closed book examination conditions. Individuals are required to prepare for the practical element during self-directed learning hours. They will deliver this during a 15-minute slot on the final day of the course.
How long does it take?
Instructors deliver The IOSH Moving and Handling of People Train the Trainer training in 4 or 5 full days. It can take place in the classroom or online. Instructors can substitute some theory delivery time with a Zoom, WebEx or Microsoft Teams lecture.
Who needs it?
This IOSH course is intended solely for healthcare staff. The types of workers who wish to gain the necessary skills and knowledge to carry out their own in–house training. The course is appropriate for experienced healthcare professionals such as nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and senior care staff working in varying health and social care settings.
Why are IOSH Moving and Handling of People Train the Trainer courses important?
The moving and handling of people is often a daily task for many working within a healthcare setting. Therefore, these people must recognise that poor manual handling techniques can lead to severe and debilitating injuries. To help safeguard against this outcome, those who undertake such manoeuvres must be appropriately trained. Such training will help ensure the health and safety of themselves, their colleagues and those they support.
Health and safety legislation requires employers to ensure that employees are trained. They need to be skilled in techniques that can safeguard the health and safety of themselves and others. Those who undertake this moving and handling instructor course will have an enhanced level of expertise. They will be able to support, guide, train and supervise others who are less experienced.
This course provides individuals with the skills to improve the moving and handling safety standards at work. Therefore, potentially contributing to the creation of a happier, healthier, and safer health and social care setting.