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Manual Handling for Home and Community Care


Manual handling refers to any movement that you perform that requires force. Force can involve anything from picking up an item from the floor to helping a person to transfer from a bed to chair and everything in between. Workers in your industry have one of the highest levels of injury related to manual handling tasks.

Learning Objectives:·        

  • What is Manual Handling? 
  • Common injuries resulting from Manual Handling
  • Common Manual Handling tasks in community support roles
  • Keeping safe: strategies to reduce Manual Handling risk
  • Reporting and Monitoring

Course Code: COMHC

Standards Incorporated in this Course: 5 & 8

CPD Value: 0.52