Reference persons and internal trainers are ideally suited to assist with the development and implementation of back injury prevention policies.
Train reference persons to provide support with the implementation of back injury prevention policies within their respective departments
Train trainers to ensure they can effectively establish prevention policies and conduct internal training
How does it work?
Within the hospital or (residential) care facility
10-12 participants (maximum 16) per training course
5 days for reference persons
6 days for the ‘train the trainer’ course
Reference persons will be able to:
act as a first point of contact within their department or division when it comes to back injury prevention;
offer solutions for patient or resident lifting and transferring where a lot of stress is placed on the body;
raise awareness among co-workers about back injury prevention and correct their techniques as needed;
assist the internal trainer (if available at the facility) with the implementation of back injury prevention policies and patient lifting protocols.
Internal trainers will be able to:
initiate and direct the development of a prevention policy together with the policy administrator;
train workers in the field of patient or resident lifting and transferring techniques, and handling and lifting techniques for non-caretaking duties (kitchen work, cleaning duties, meal serving, etc.);
assist reference persons (if available at the facility) in difficult situations and help find solutions for specific problems in the workplace;
establish joint and individual lifting protocols;
offer advice regarding the purchase of materials and equipment.