Who should attend?
This course is designed for any first aider who needs to lift or handle casualties in an emergency environment. We ask that attendees have already completed our Moving and Handling Principles course, or an equivalent.
Candidates need a basic command of English (defined as Level 2). While we are often able to provide support to people who do not have English as a first language, our ability to do so is limited by the time available and the number of people who require assistance. We may be able to make special arrangements if requested in advance. Please contact us if you need any guidance.
You will learn safer lifting techniques, how to identify potential handling risks in an emergency situation, and how to move and handle casualties so that risks are reduced. These include:
- Applying moving and handling principles and basic skills
- Risk assessment
- Using carry chairs, ambulance trollies, wheelchairs and other handling tools