CSTF Moving and Handling (Manual Handling of Objects) - Level 1

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    CSTF Moving and Handling (Manual Handling of Objects) - Level 1 | Online Training Course | CPDUK Accredited

    Course Duration

    60 minutes

    CPD Hours

    1 hour

    Accreditation

    CPD Certification Service

    Certification

    CPD Certificate

    Certificate Validity

    3 years

    Who is the course for?

    This Level 1 CSTF moving and handling (manual handling of objects) online training course is designed for all staff in healthcare settings, including clinical, non-clinical, unpaid and voluntary staff, who move and handle objects as part of their daily duties.

      Course content

      In this comprehensive CSTF moving and handling (manual handling objects) level 1 online course, participants will delve into a detailed examination of essential topics, ensuring they are equipped with the knowledge and skills for safe moving and handling practices within healthcare settings:

      Legislation and regulatory framework

      • This is a thorough overview of key legislation and regulations impacting moving and handling activities, including the Health and Safety at Work, etc. Act 1974, The Manual Handling Operations Regulations (MHOR) 1992, the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) 1998, and others.
      • Understanding the implications of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) 1998 and the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 2013 on moving and handling practices.

      Responsibilities under safety legislation

      • Detailed discussion on the roles and responsibilities of employers to ensure a safe working environment and the duty of employees to follow safety protocols and report hazards.

      Identifying and managing risk

      • Techniques for identifying risk factors in moving and handling, including assessing and managing risks to prevent injury.
      • Strategies for conducting dynamic risk assessments and applying risk control measures tailored to specific tasks and environments.

      Safer moving and handling principles

      • Principles of safe moving and handling, focusing on ergonomic approaches to reduce the risk of musculoskeletal injuries. This includes maintaining musculoskeletal health, adopting stable postures, and understanding the mechanics of lifting and moving objects safely.

      Practical handling techniques

      • Hands-on instruction in safer handling methods for inanimate objects, incorporating best practices for lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling, and carrying loads.
      • Guidance on using equipment and aids to facilitate safe handling, ensuring compliance with health and safety standards.

      Support and resources for safe practices

      • This section provides information on available resources and support within organisations to promote safe moving and handling practices, including the role of training and ongoing education in fostering a culture of safety.

      Application in real-world settings

      • Context-specific learning outcomes and practical applications, ensuring learners can implement safe moving and handling strategies within their specific roles and work environments.

      This course is designed to meet the requirements set out in the UK Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF), the Care Quality Commission (CQC), Care Inspectorates, and other health and social care regulations across the UK providing participants with a thorough, regulation-compliant educational experience.

      Course aims

      The aims of this CSTF moving and handling (manual handling objects) level 1 online training course are to:

      • Introduce learners to key moving and handling legislation and regulations.
      • Increase awareness of workplace hazards, risks, and risk management techniques.

        Learning objectives

        The learning objectives of this CSTF moving and handling objectives of this eLearning course are:

        • Understand key legislation and regulations
            • Participants will learn about essential legislation and regulations, including the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and The Manual Handling Operations Regulations (MHOR) 1992, and their impact on moving and handling practices.
        • Identify and manage risks
            • The course will teach techniques for identifying risk factors in moving and handling, focusing on assessing and managing these risks to prevent injuries.
        • Adopt safer moving and handling principles
            •  Learners will understand the principles of ergonomic moving and handling to minimise the risk of musculoskeletal injuries, incorporating stable postures and safe lifting mechanics.
        • Apply practical handling techniques
            • Participants will receive hands-on instruction in safer methods for moving and handling objects, emphasising the correct use of equipment and aids.
        • Support safe practices
            • The course will provide information on resources and organisational support to promote safe moving and handling practices and foster a safety culture.
          • Implement strategies in real-world settings
              • Learners will be equipped with context-specific outcomes and practical applications, ensuring they can implement safe moving and handling strategies within their roles and work environments.

          These objectives are crafted to equip participants with a deep understanding of moving and handling objects safely in healthcare settings, aligning with legal requirements and best practices outlined by the UK's CSTF, CQC, and other health and social care regulations.

            Learning outcomes

            Upon successful completion of this CSTF moving and handling e-learning course, learners will be able to:

            • Outline moving and handling risk factors.
            • Explain employer's and employees’ responsibilities under relevant national health and safety legislation.
            • Outline the principles of safer moving & handling.
            • Demonstrate the principles of using an ergonomic approach for moving and handling activities to support musculoskeletal health.
            • Describe the factors to consider when undertaking a dynamic risk assessment before moving and handling.
            • Demonstrate suitable risk control strategies and resources to facilitate good practice following a risk assessment appropriate to the activity and individual’s role.
            • Identify their own organisation’s risk management processes to inform safe systems of work.
            • Identify the support available to facilitate good practice.
            • Demonstrate the application of safer moving and handling principles when using the range of equipment relevant to the individual’s job role and setting.
            • Demonstrate safer handling strategies relevant to them and their role.

            These learning outcomes adhere to the standards set by the UK Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF) and regulatory bodies' requirements, ensuring that participants receive comprehensive training that equips them to perform moving and handling tasks safely and effectively in health and social care settings.

              Accreditation and certification

              This course is externally peer-reviewed and accredited by the CPD Certification Service. This ensures it meets Health Trust Europe (HTE), Crown Commercial Services (CCS), and NHS Collaborative Procurement Partnership (CPP) standards. The course aligns with the latest legislation, CSTF guidelines, and NHS procurement requirements, guaranteeing compliance and recognition across the UK healthcare sector.

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              Why is the course important?

              The CSTF moving and handling (manual handling objects) level 1 e-learning course is crucial for ensuring the safety of both healthcare staff and patients. By teaching the correct techniques for moving and handling objects, this training reduces the risk of work-related musculoskeletal disorders, which are prevalent in healthcare settings. It covers critical legislation, risk assessment, ergonomic principles, and practical handling strategies, aligning with UK health and safety standards. This foundational knowledge is essential for creating a safe working environment and is a requirement for all healthcare professionals, supporting high-quality care across the NHS and private sectors.

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