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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 (Objects)

If you have been assigned to volunteer where you will need training in Manual Handling. Please watch the training video in its entirety.

Please also download the documents below for guidance in regards to Manual Handling and the lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling, transporting and supporting of a load.


Manual Handling Safe Working Practice

What Is Manual Handling (Theory) V (580KB, pdf)


Lifting, Carrying & Lowering a Box

SSOW Lifting Carrying Lowering A Box (1MB, pdf)


Lifting & Lowering

SSOW Lifting Lowering (678KB, pdf)

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