Manual Handling for Care Homes - Level 1 (CPDUK Accredited)

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    Manual Handling for Care Homes - Level 1 | Online Training Course | CPDUK Accredited

    Course Duration

    60 minutes

    CPD Hours

    1 hour


    CPD Certification Service


    CPD Certificate

    Certificate Validity

    3 years

    Who is the course for?

    This foundational manual handling e-learning course is essential for all care home staff, including care workers, care assistants, residential care workers, nursing assistants, and support staff such as porters, cooks, and drivers. It is designed to equip staff with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely perform manual handling tasks, reducing the risk of injury to both staff and residents.

    Course content

    This manual handling for care homes online course is divided into the following sections:


    ·        Overview of manual handling.

    Key legislation and regulations: 

    ·        Understanding the legal framework, including the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 and Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992.

    Employer and employee responsibilities: 

    ·        Detailed roles and legal obligations.

    Maintaining musculoskeletal health: 

    ·        Strategies to support physical well-being.

    Safer moving and handling principles: 

    ·        Techniques for safe handling to minimize risk.

    Summary and review: 

    ·        Recap of key points covered.

    References and resources: 

    ·        Further reading and resources.

    End of course assessment: 

    ·        A quiz to assess understanding and application of learned principles.

            Course aims

            The aims of this manual handling for care homes online course are to:

            • Introduce learners to moving and handling legislation and regulations relevant to care home settings.
            • Enhance learners' awareness of moving and handling related hazards, risks and risk management techniques within their work settings.

                  Learning objectives

                  This manual handling for care homes elearning course will:

                  • Discuss employer and employee responsibilities under relevant safety legislation.
                  • Examine handling and moving risk factors.
                  • Review dynamic risk assessments, including when and how to conduct them.
                  • Discuss how to maintain muscle and bone health.
                  • Discuss safer moving and handling principles.

                          Learning outcomes

                          Upon completing this online manual handling training course for care homes, learners will be equipped to:

                          • Analyse risk factors associated with moving and handling.
                          • Identify the health and safety responsibilities of employers and employees.
                          • Explain safer moving and handling principles.
                          • Distinguish musculoskeletal health-friendly ergonomic approaches to moving and handling.
                          • Explain considerations for dynamic risk assessment in moving and handling.
                          • Plan risk control strategies and resources appropriate to the activity and role to facilitate good practice.
                          • Identify organisational risk management processes to inform safe work practices.
                          • Find out what support is available to facilitate good practice.
                          • Apply safe moving and handling principles when working with equipment relevant to a job role.

                          Accreditation and Certification

                          This manual handling e-learning course is externally peer-reviewed and accredited by the CPD Certification Service, ensuring it meets the highest standards. Upon completion, participants will receive a CPD certificate valid for one year that complies with the Upon completion, participants will earn a CPD Certificate valid for three years.

                          The course meets comprehensive compliance requirements set by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), Regulatory and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) and Care Inspectorates (Wales and Scotland), Skills for Care Core and Mandatory Training Framework and the UK Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF) and other UK health and social care regulatory bodies.

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                          Why is the course important?

                          Manual handling is one of the most common sources of injury in care homes, affecting both staff and residents. Effective training in manual handling techniques is crucial to prevent injuries and comply with health and safety legislation, ensuring a safer workplace environment.

                          The aims, objectives, and learning outcomes of this course align with the UK Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF) and fulfil the requirements set by the CQC and other regulatory bodies, ensuring comprehensive compliance and high standards of training.

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