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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

To ensure that we can support service areas placed under additional demand at this time, we have taken the decision to postpone all learning events that require staff attendance with immediate effect. This position will continue to be monitored based on the advice received from Government.

All our resources are now focused on supporting colleagues with any essential operational skills for critical services.

We will continue to communicate arrangements via our pages, and we encourage colleagues to take advantage of e-learning as part of any revised working arrangements they may be required to do. The application system for learning and development is temporarily unavailable for all new applications until further notice. 

Visit our Coronavirus guidance page to keep up to date with the latest information and advice for staff. For the latest guidance and updates to services for residents, please visit the Newsroom. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Manual Handling

The Manual Handling training videos and downloads will cover all essential skills that you require, to work in front line services as part of your temporary role.

When you are carrying out manual handling activities, you must follow the instruction of the experienced carer at all times and ask for advice if at any time you are unsure of what you should do next

To watch the training videos, please click here

Please watch the videos in their entirety and read the below documentation on the step by step procedures for the Safe Systems of Work for the following manual handling techniques:

There is additional advice for managers supporting work based manual handling training in the Domiciliary and Residential Care Support Carers – Guide for Managers (Manual Handling)


Fitting a Sling in chair with slide sheet

SSOW Fitting A Sling In Chair With Slide Sheets (Final) (003) (1MB, pdf)


Hoisting from Bed to Chair/Chair to Bed

SSOW Hoisting From Bed To Chair And Chair To Bed (910KB, pdf)


Fitting a Sling on a Bed with Slide Sheets

SSOW Fitting A Sling On Bed With Slide Sheets (Final) (2MB, pdf)

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