Choosing Joerns For Your Level 3 Moving & Handling Training

Joerns Healthcare is a world-leading provider of patient handling and rehabilitation equipment. We are committed to offering the highest levels of service and support for patients and caregivers. Alongside offering some of the most trusted moving and lifting solutions in the UK such as Oxford hoists, we are also proud to offer training provision on patient handling best practice.

We’re committed to ensuring those with reduced levels of mobility benefit from our leading patient handling solutions. Delivering quality care is at the heart of everything we do. In addition, we believe that the right equipment and training successfully achieves this. With this in mind, we offer a Level 3 Moving and Handling training course to those who wish to enhance their skills and knowledge when it comes to safe patient handling and rehabilitation.

What Is Moving And Handling Training?

Our moving and handling training courses are tailored for caregivers who are responsible for helping someone (or multiple people) with restricted mobility. This could be a result of:

  • Illness
  • Injury
  • Ageing

Moving and handling training helps to train carers in the safe and correct use of specialist handling and rehabilitation equipment which supports patients in going about their day to day lives. Alongside ensuring patient safety, training also supports the safety of the caregiver. It offers techniques for the safe moving and handling of people. Caring for patients with reduced mobility can be a strenuous profession. Therefore, injuries can easily occur if equipment is not deployed correctly or incorrect and unsafe techniques are used.

Why Do You Need Moving And Handling Training? 

Every person has their own care requirements, many of which are unique to the individual. With differing approaches to care, it’s important that caregivers are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need to support varying levels of mobility and patient conditions.

Moving and handling training teaches care providers about the equipment designed to help manage care plans successfully. As well as, how to operate prescribed equipment in a safe manner for both them and the patient. Essentially, it helps to facilitate a safer environment of care for all, while avoiding unnecessary accidents and mitigating associated risks.

What Do You Learn In Level 3 Moving & Handling Training? 

Joerns’ level 3 people handling course covers all of the key aspects needed to practice safe and effective moving and handling. Moving and handling training course for carers covers the importance of their own health and wellbeing. Additionally, how this can be negatively impacted by unsafe practices.

Legislation is also covered. So, participants will understand their responsibilities in the workplace and the responsibilities employers have to carers themselves. The course is a train-the-trainer course. Consequently, enabling successful participants to cascade level 2 people handling training to their colleagues and other care staff.

The course moves onto the practicalities of moving and handling. Participants will learn about many handling practises, including the kinetic approach, correct posture, safe lowering, pushing, and pulling techniques. Attendees will also learn how to use appropriate equipment safely. This includes, using hoists, stand aids, transfer boards, slings and slide sheets all covered in detail.

By completing this course, carers and facilities can attain compliance with specific workplace safety regulations. Moving and handling is far safer and effective with the knowledge carers will gain from completing this course. With this in mind, facilities can be safe in the knowledge that their staff and patients are in the safest of hands.

As well as targeting carers, this moving and handling training course is also a very effective tool for sales staff and distributor staff. It will provide a heightened understanding to help qualify sales. Moreover, it prescribes correct and sensible solutions to the mobility and rehabilitation challenges people can face. This in turn creates an environment of trust and certainty that equipment sold and purchased is exactly what is required to improve the life of the user.

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Joerns Healthcare Level 3 Training Course

As experienced healthcare equipment providers, we have a wealth of knowledge and expertise when it comes to caring for patients and their caregivers. We have extensive experience in understanding the common pain points and pressures that the healthcare sector and caregivers encounter on a daily basis. As a result, we can deliver courses that truly support staff and their organisations in overcoming these challenges.

This course consists of two mandatory units. It covers theory and practical knowledge of the principles and practice that underpin the safe movement of people and risk assessment in care and nursing home environments.

Our programme provides comprehensive care training which enables caregivers and facilities to deliver outstanding care. As a result improving the quality of life to patients. It is OFQUAL regulated and accredited by ROSPA Qualifications, ensuring the most robust quality assurance of any training of this type. We meet and exceed the required standards set out by the Care Quality Commission in all required areas.

Furthermore, all attendees receive access to our comprehensive online training portal. They’ll have access to a wealth of reference material. This includes training videos, safe systems of work, legislation guidance, training manuals and more.

To find out more about our people handling training courses, head to our website today. Alternatively, call 0344 811 1158 to speak to a member of our helpful and friendly team.

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