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Moving, Assisting & Hoisting Level 2


Aim: To ensure healthcare support workers and adult social care recognise the principles of moving and assisting people safely, including the safe use of hoists, and the importance of risk assessment prior to any moving and assisting task

Certification: Successful candidates will be issued with a certificate valid for 3 years.

Duration: 1 day/6 hours

Learning Objectives

Having an understanding of legislation relating to moving and assisting

Understand basic anatomy and physiology of the spine

Assess moving and assisting operations, reducing the risk where reasonably practicable

Understand the principles of safer moving and assisting of people, including the use of equipment

Understand the importance of maintaining dignity for the person receiving assistance

Know how to use a hoist safely