The All Wales Passport scheme in Manual Handling was originally developed in 2003 by Health and Safety professionals within the NHS Trusts in Wales, to ensure high standards and consistency of manual handling within the NHS in Wales.

The scheme has now been adopted as the standard for manual handling in Wales. An advantage of the scheme is that it enables carers to transfer their skills in moving and handling from one organisation/institution to another. The training
programme is broken down into modular sections to allow for flexibility in its delivery and in the appropriateness of its contents to those being trained.

PLEASE NOTE: The practical equipment (bed & hoist) are essential to this training and will need to be made available for delegate use during this course.

Course Summary

The syllabus covers such topics as:

  • Musculo-skeletal injuries
  • Principles of safer handling
  • Prevention of musculo-skeletal injuries
  • Principles of team handling
  • Current legislation
  • Good communication
  • Ergonomics and risk assessment
  • Unsafe patient handling
  • Principles of safer handling of inanimate loads
  • Inanimate load risk assessment
  • The importance of good posture and the application of ergonomics in the workplace, including driving
  • Principles of safer handling of patients/clients
  • Patient/client handling risk assessment
  • Principles of using slide sheets
  • Principles of working at bed height
  • Principles of using hoists, types, selection and safety
  • Guidelines on sling selection

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Level: 2

Max attendees: 15

Course length: 2 days

This course can be tailored to meet your specific requirements

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The trainer is very knowledgeable and has experience in the subject matter, it made the course very interesting.