Moving and Assisting People for Volunteers - Level 1 - (CPDUK Accredited)

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    Moving and Assisting People for Volunteers - Level 1 | Online Training Course | CPDUK Accredited

    Course Duration

    60 minutes

    CPD Hours

    1 hour


    CPD Certification Service


    CPD Certificate

    Certificate Validity

    1 year

    Who is the course for?

    This online moving and assisting people for volunteers course is designed for all staff, including unpaid and voluntary staff, whose roles involve moving and assisting activities. It is particularly beneficial for volunteers in healthcare and community settings who need to support service users with mobility safely.

    Course content

    This moving and assisting for volunteers online course is divided into the following sections:

    Key definitions 

    ·        Introduction to essential terms and their implications in moving and assisting.

    Volunteer responsibilities 

    ·        Overview of what is expected from volunteers during moving and assisting tasks.

    Moving and handling legislation 

    ·        Important legal guidelines that govern moving and assisting activities.

    Injuries and back care 

    ·        Common injuries associated with moving and assisting and how to prevent them.

    HSE guidelines 

    ·        Health and Safety Executive guidelines that must be followed.

    Practical demonstrations 

    ·        Including correct postures for moving and assisting to avoid injuries.

    Course aims

    The aims of this moving and assisting people for volunteers online course are to:

    • Equip volunteers with the necessary knowledge and skills for safe and effective moving and assisting practices.
    • Foster a comprehensive understanding of the legal and ethical responsibilities of moving and assisting roles.

    Learning objectives

    In this moving and assisting people for volunteers elearning course, we will:

    • Review the responsibilities of volunteers during moving and assisting activities, emphasising adherence to safety protocols and legal guidelines.
    • Explore relevant legislation and guidelines impacting moving and assisting practices, including the Health and Safety at Work Act and Manual Handling Operations Regulations.
    • Identify common risks and injuries associated with moving and assisting tasks and discuss strategies to mitigate these risks.
    • Examine the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) guidelines for moving and handling to ensure best practices in volunteer settings.
    • Implement safe moving and assisting techniques to prevent injuries and promote the well-being of both volunteers and service users.

      Learning outcomes

      On completion of this moving and assisting for volunteers online training course, the learner will be able to:

      • Outline an organisation's responsibilities for promoting a safe environment, including best moving and assisting practices.
      • Explain your responsibilities for ensuring the best moving and assisting practices.
      • Identify moving and assisting risk factors.
      • Demonstrate the correct posture for safe moving and assisting practices.
      • Describe the importance of good back care.
      • Explain the importance of good communication and a team approach.

      Accreditation and Certification

      This CPD-accredited moving and assisting people e-learning course for volunteers is externally peer-reviewed and accredited by the CPD Certification Service. 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?

      Understanding and implementing proper moving and assisting techniques are crucial in preventing injuries and ensuring the safety and dignity of service users. This course provides essential knowledge and skills for volunteers, aligning with legal and ethical standards to promote a safe and inclusive environment.

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