Hoist transfer practice with Fit For Life.

Manual Handling Training Courses Nursing Homes

*Please note that this page is intended for Nursing Home mangement or staff who are looking to book training courses or workshops for groups of team members. If you wish to enquire or book Manual Handling Training courses on an individual basis please click here.


Over the years our onsite experiences working in Irish nursing homes, daycare centres and in the community has allowed us to integrate current best practice manual handling techniques seamlessly from training to day-to-day care. Fit For Life is committed to keeping up to date on the latest equipment and training that Irish healthcare needs. All of our therapists receive continuous specialist training that allows us to provide support in complex handling cases; offering advice on systems to suit the needs of the task.


Our manual handling trainers are all senior staff, qualified to at least Fetac level 6 in Manual Handling Instruction. They have many years of practice in long term care and the community supporting healthcare workers and carers to understand the main manual handling tasks their roles require. They inform and educate on best practice for safe manual handling and can provide advice on new equipment and/or systems that may suit your sites.We provide mandatory training for individuals who have never completed training previously and refresher courses for both clincial and non-clinical team members. 

 

In addition to mandatory people manual handling training we provide specialised workshops targeting such as the use of specialised hoist and slings which ensures that your team have a greater knowledge of the equipment and practical experience of what it feels like to be moved and transferred using this equipment. 

For more information on bespoke training packages please contact one of our senior  team on (01) 213 7915

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Covid-19 update for Manual Handling Training Courses - 21/5/2021*

Due to current Covid-19 Guidelines we now deliver a theory module online which covers background in manual and patient handling while also incorporating additional relevant information on hoists, slings, sliding sheets and other patient handling equipment that would not normally be included in the theory section.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information on training packages please contact one of our team senior team on (01) 213 7915

 

People Manual Handling


This training is suitable for healthcare professionals, carers who work in the home and community. It can also be used to train experienced carers in more details to cover relevant case profiles that may be specific to them. Course Outline: Our training programmes are in line with HSA and Fetac guidelines and are suitable for 8 -10 participants. Manual handling training for people who have not undergone training previously. This course educates the participants to make informed decisions in relation to the type of equipment and number of people required to reduce risk, while understanding the apprehension of residents being transferred. This full day course includes theory overview, quizzes, demonstration and practice (unsafe handling, best practice techniques, use of hoist and other handling aids), risk assessment, problem solving and case-study discussion. Duration: 6 hours, Certified 6 CPD points. Results/Benefits:

  • Full certificates of attendance are issued on completion of the training.
  • Personalised courses - Our manual handling instructors will contact you before the course to discuss your current resident profile and assess your specific manual handling goals.
  • In-depth know-how: Fit For Life have been working alongside nurses and care assistants in residential care settings for over 15 years. We understand the challenges they face on a daily basis and that allows us to focus on the issues that are most important to them.
  • Reduction in the risk of patient/resident injury due to poor manual handling techniques
  • Guaranteed compliance: On site follow-up support is now available to ensure compliance with best practice and full achievement of your manual handling goals.
  • Reducing the risk of work related injuries due to poor manual handling techniques.

To find out more information please click the appropriate request to book button below and a member of our team will contact you as soon as possible!




Manual Handling Training course


We tailor our training days to deliver non people manual handling training for non-clinical team members/workers such as: Kitchen, housekeeping, maintenance, administration team Tasks related to their roles ensuring they apply safe principles for manual handling tasks Course Outline:

  • Common areas of support we review have been in relation to:
  • Looking at new floor cleaning systems (single mop head systems)
  • Reviewing deliveries and storage systems
  • Laundry team – identifying main loads, causes of overreaching, overloading, static tasks.
  • Kitchen tasks related to systems that involve prepping food, and movement of loads around the kitchen.
Duration: 3 hours, Certified 3 CPD points Results/Benefits
  • Ensuring that your team are applying best practice manual handling techniques in all aspects of their work
  • Reducing the risk of work related injuries
  • Educating team to know their role in risk assessment and applying in everyday tasks
To find out more information please click the appropriate request to book button below and a member of our team will contact you as soon as possible!




Refresher Training – People & Manual Handling


This is ideal for staff members who have previously undergone a full day of manual handling training previously. There is more time to dedicate to practical applications in your workplace. Our goal is to identify with your team what challenges they have, how they can change their risk assessment to allow them to continue with the manual handling tasks safely. * We can combine non clinical and clinical team members to provide the most cost effective package. The non-clinical team members take 2 hours. Course Outline: Review and update staff on the correct manual handling techniques they should be using Practice transferring and repositioning residents from different situations using the full range of the equipment available in your home. Duration: 4 hours, Certified 4 CPD points Results/Benefits:

  • Ensuring that your team are applying best practice manual handling techniques in all aspects of their work
  • Reducing the risk of work related injuries
  • Educating your team to know their role in risk assessment and applying in their everyday tasks
To find out more information please click the appropriate request to book button below and a member of our team will contact you as soon as possible!




Hoist & Sling Workshop


From our experience we have found that a specialised hoist workshop can be very beneficial to help support your team with knowing their role and responsibilities in hoist operation. This workshop is very practical and all attendees experience hoist use and operation. In the standard manual handling training you are not able to give all attendees this experience due to time constraints. We go through the roles of staff with hoist assessment, sling assessment and protocols of use, specific to your home.
Duration: 2 hours, Certified 2 CPD points Venue: The workshop can be completed in-house, and with current team members (max 10). Outline:

  • This is a comprehensive review of hoists, including the operator’s risks and responsibilities when using equipment.
  • All attendees get to experience use and operation of equipment, providing a valuable practical based workshop that will help support care pathways.
  • Your team get a chance to practice the correct technique to positioning loads when using hoists.
  • Environmental risks are discussed.
Results/Benefits:
  • Your team get the chance to experience what it’s like to be in a hoist, understand the associated fears of use.
  • Knowledge on surface type factors to consider when using hoists.
  • Importance of planning the task before they start.
  • Your team get to review your equipment and sling selection thoroughly.
  • We provide advice on equipment that may be of benefit to certain resident profiles.
To find out more information please click the appropriate request to book button below and a member of our team will contact you as soon as possible!