Manual Handling Guidance for Early Years PVI settings and schools (EYFS)
It is the responsibility of the school/setting to:
• Advice from the OT and parents will help form the school/settings risk assessment and training/mentoring decisions.
If general MH is needed above and beyond the advice from the Health & Safety Executive https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/safe-manual-work
There are many training providers that provide a basic course.
Health and safety legislation does NOT prohibit all moving and handling; rather it requires employers to adopt a risk management approach.
Sometimes, more detailed specialist training will be required.
Here are the specialist training option that Workforce Development aware of for the eastern region. Independent Special Schools may also provide a similar service.
Priory School Outreach – Supporting SEND in Mainstream
Chris Ugolini – independent trainer