Well we’re off! It’s good to report that East Lothian’s four Moving and Handling Tutors (Handling People with Special Needs, Education) have recently led their first course and the feedback has been very positive! The six willing participants on this first course were great to work with and there was plenty of laughter all round!
In October four staff from East Lothian and a further 3 from Midlothian qualified as Manual Handling Tutors with a view to delivering training within schools throughout our respective local authorities. Both authorities had identified the need to have qualified ‘in-house’ tutors who could offer this essential training to relevant staff on a regular basis.
The course is designed to cover all aspects of theoretical and practical aspects of handling clients in line with Manual Handling policy. Training covers a variety of modules including Safe Load Management, Legal Requirements, Spinal Awareness, Safety Checkpoints, Risk Assessment and Looking After Yourself as well as practical work and the use of aids and equipment. High quality resources, DVDs and teaching materials enable us offer interesting and dynamic courses.
As well as the generic 6 hour training delivered over two Friday afternoons, sessions can also be tailored to individuual schools or partcular clients. These courses will be in the new CPD brochure and particular requirements should be discussed with the Staff Development Team