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Moving and handling training using a hoist

Moving and Handling

Providing trained support workers and nurses for client’s requiring assistance with moving and handling

Many of our clients need help with being moved and handled on a continual basis. There are a number of important elements to consider when moving and handling clients:

  • How to move and position people in a way that uses the ergonomic approach
  • How to move and position people in a way that provides dignity, privacy and promotes independence.
  • Understand moving and positioning legislation as it applies to Health and Social Care
  • Gain a better understanding of the spine
  • How to look after their own back and identify possible causes of back pain
  • How to conduct a risk assessment to keep yourself and service users safe
  • How to safely move people with and without the use of specialist equipment
  • How to safely use a hoist, slide sheet, standing aids, transfer aids
  • Unsafe moving and positioning practices
  • Reablement and Enablement

How we can help

All of Superior Healthcare’s support workers and nurses are fully trained to provide the specific moving and handling requirements of our clients.

This includes training on how to move and handle people in way that provides dignity, privacy and promotes independence.

Our staff are also fully equipped to safely use a hoist, slide sheet, standing aids and transfer aids.

Quality assurance

  • Superior Healthcare is regulated and rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission.
  • We work closely with specialist hospitals including the Evelina London Children’s Hospital, Guy’s and St Thomas’ and the Royal Brompton Hospital.
  • We employ a team of trained carers, support workers and registered nurses who are managed by our team of Lead Nurses.
  • Superior Healthcare has up to date safeguarding and whistleblowing policies and deliver training to all members of our team.