Yesterday was the day of our long awaited moving and handling training day. We have to say the build up to this day has been immense as everyone seemed so keen to attend this event.
The event was held at the Mega Centre in Sheffield and we had a guest speaker from Handicare the moving and handling specialist Mr Håkan Skenhede, who flew in from Sweden especially to attend the day. Håkan kicked off the day by explaining the benefits of the techniques he was about to share with us, in particular with individuals with challenging behaviour.
The Handicare Moving and Handling Range is branded as System Romedic and these products provide healthcare staff with the knowledge and tools they require to be able to carry out simple, secure and effective transfers in every possible way.
The day was focused on providing the carers and staff with alternative solutions to moving and handling and much of this was back up by simple techniques demonstrated by Håkan.
As well as Handicare attending that day we also had other manufacturers there such as Patterson Medical, Invacare, West Meria, Kirton and Sunrise Medical. Each of these manufacturers had an exhibition on the day too showing a various range of equipment ranging from beds to shower chairs. It was great to see people interacting with the products and trying out the techniques Håkan had demonstrated.
With the event drawing in over 50 people from all healthcare sectors everyone remarked on how much they’d learnt and overall enjoyed the day. If anyone requires a demonstration please contact our Orgreave head office on 0114 2293366