Moving and Handling for Home Carers

Course Overview

Qualification Course Length
Moving and Handling for Home Carers Half day

This course provides the basic knowledge and skills required to safely move people in a home care setting. Emphasis is placed on preserving the dignity of the person being cared for by means of good communication and by utilising the client's own functional mobility wherever possible.

Learners are introduced to the principles of moving and handling, including health and safety considerations. Various moving and handling manoeuvres are then demonstrated and practised.

Course Syllabus

  • Personal safety, health and dignity when moving a person
  • Warming up and The Power Position
  • Functional mobility
  • Communication with the client
  • Assisted shuffle
  • Assisted sit-to-stand and stand-to-sit
  • Assisted walking
  • How to use a transfer board
  • Safe use of a wheelchair
  • How to use a slide sheet
  • Principles of slings and hoists

Certification

On successful completion of this course, you will receive a Moving and Handling for Home Carers certificate which is valid for three years.