Moving & Handling Workshop

It’s vitally important to be able to assist an elderly person to move in a manner that is both safe for the person being moved, as well as the assistant. Our free workshop, which is open to all, will enable you to do this.

We run regular workshops on safe moving and handling techniques across all of our offices in Scotland, and is based on theory (providing the basis for understanding how to keep ourselves and our loved ones/clients safe when we support) as well as practical work.

You will learn:

  • The legal aspect: what legislation exists and how it affects you
  • The causes and effects of musculoskeletal injuries
  • How to prevent musculoskeletal injuries (at home and at work)
  • Understanding how to assess risk

In practice:

During the practical part of the training, you will have a chance to practice some safe moves including:

  • Supporting someone while they walk
  • Helping someone get up from a chair
  • Supporting someone to sit down
  • Tips on using a wheelchair safely

How To Book:

The free workshop is from 9.30am – 4pm. Lunch and refreshments are provided.
If you would like to reserve a space on this workshop, please email our Staff Training and Development Manager, Aga Newsome on aga.newsome@brightcare.co.uk

Edinburgh

Address:
18C Liberton Brae
Edinburgh
Midlothian
EH16 6AE

Workshop hours:

9.30am – 4pm

Glasgow

Address:
Kirkhill House Office Park,
81 Broom Road East,
Newton Mearns,
Glasgow,
East Renfrewshire,
G77 5LL

Workshop hours:

9.30am – 4pm

Perthshire

Address:
Balmoral Suite, Royal British House
Leonard Street,
Perth,
Perthshire,
PH2 8HA

Workshop hours:

9.30am – 4pm

Stirlingshire

Address:
The Mill
Station Road
Bridge of Allan
FK9 4JS

Workshop hours:

9.30am – 4pm

Scottish Borders

Address:
West Grove
Waverley Road
Melrose
Scottish Borders
TD6 9SL

Workshop hours:

9.30am – 4pm