Moving & Handling Workshop

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

You’re welcome to join us for as long as is helpful. We run regular workshops on safe Moving and Handling techniques across all of our offices and we would be delighted to have you. If you are not able to attend any of the listed dates in the booking form below, please email aga.newsome@brightcare.co.uk and we can arrange something that works for you.

Our workshop is made up of theory as well as practical work.  The theory element of the workshop provides a good basis for understanding how to keep ourselves and our loved ones and clients safe when we support them to move.

You will learn about:

  • The legal aspect: what legislation exists and how does it affect me?
  • The causes and effects of musculoskeletal injuries.
  • How to prevent musculoskeletal injuries (at home and work!).
  • Understanding how to assess risk.

Practicing safe moves

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

The free workshop is from 9.30am – 4pm. Lunch and refreshments are provided.

Edinburgh

Address:
18C Liberton Brae
Edinburgh
Midlothian
EH16 6AE

Upcoming Workshops

  • Wednesday 10 January
  • Friday 2 February
  • Thursday 15 March

Workshop hours:

9.30am – 4pm

Glasgow

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

Upcoming Workshops:

  • Tuesday 30 January
  • Thursday 22 February

Workshop hours:

9.30am – 4pm

Perthshire

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

Upcoming Workshops:

  • Monday 15 January
  • Wednesday 7 February
  • Friday 23 March

Workshop hours:

9.30am – 4pm

Stirlingshire

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

Upcoming Workshops: 

  • Wednesday 24 January
  • Friday 16 February

Workshop hours:

9.30am – 4pm

Scottish Borders

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

Upcoming Workshops: 

  • Friday 19 January
  • Tuesday 13 February
  • Friday 30 March

Workshop hours:

9.30am – 4pm