Manual Handling for Child Carers Level 2
As a child carer, your role involves lifting and carrying children, which can lead to injury if not done correctly. Manual handling injuries are among the most common injuries in the workplace, and it is important to understand how to handle children safely to prevent accidents.
This course is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to carry out safe manual handling techniques when caring for children. The course will cover the legal requirements of manual handling, the risks associated with incorrect handling, and the principles of safe lifting and carrying.
You will learn how to assess the risks associated with manual handling and identify appropriate control measures to reduce the risk of injury. You will also learn how to use lifting techniques, bending techniques, and lifting positions to ensure that you can lift and carry children safely and with confidence.
Successful candidates will be issued with a certificate valid for 3 years. The 3-hour course costs £330 for up to 12 learners. Prices may vary according to your unique requirements.
- Have an understanding of legislation relating to manual handling
- Understand the basic anatomy & physiology of the spine
- Understand and practice the principles of safe manual handling
- Assess manual handling operations, reducing the risk where reasonably practicable
Early Years Courses
Aim: To raise awareness of an adult's role when working with children and young people and to ensure they understand how to protect the safety of young people as well as to be aware of sensitive situations in which they may find themselves.
Aim: To introduce first aid to learners who have children and babies in their care and to enable them to recognise and respond to a paediatric emergency.
Aim: To identify the health and safety issues relating to those working in the child care environment.