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Lifting & Handling/Back Care

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Lorraine School (GLF), Highland Road
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Monday 18 February 201913:00 - 15:30Lorraine School (GLF), GU15 4EXMap
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Event Tutors
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Admin Contact Kenneth Holdsworth (kenneth.holdsworth@babcockinternational.com)  
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Target Audience
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Event Types Course
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Event Subject Area Health & Safety / Premises Support 
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Key Stages
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Event Description This half-day course is suitable for any person in a school who is required to lift and handle as an intrinsic part of their work. It provides a range of strategies for reducing the likelihood of musculoskeletal disorders. Areas covered will include: * Techniques of safe lifting and handling * Practice and responsibility * Healthy lifestyle * Spinal anatomy * Related injuries * Personal/individual risk assessment Participants should only attend if they are prepared for a mainly practical session where they will be asked to copy/demonstrate the safe lifting and handling techniques that they are shown. Participants should attend dressed in loose sensible clothing and wear flat or low heeled shoes. 
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Event Prerequisites  
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Event Training Objectives To give participants an opportunity to consider their own musculoskeletal well-being, and be aware of small but profound changes that they can make to reduce the likelihood of musculoskeletal discomfort now and in the future. 
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Learning Outcomes
Participants will gain: 
* Knowledge of techniques for safe lifting and handling
* Knowledge of spinal anatomy and potential injuries caused by incorrect techniques for lifting and handling
* Ability to carry out a personal risk assessment

Outcomes:
Participants will feel more empowered and incentivized to make the right choices for the musculoskeletal well-being.
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Professional Standards
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Part of SLA
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Standard Cost
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Start Date Monday 18 February 2019
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Times 13:00 - 15:30 
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