Musculoskeletal Wellbeing for the Early Years Workforce

Course Description

Early years working is a physically demanding role, and this course will help you to understand the nature of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), and the risk factors in early years settings. It will raise awareness of musculoskeletal wellbeing, and advise on good practice. You will also learn about the legal responsibilities of managers, duty holders and employers and how they must assess, record and address risks. The course is written in association with experts at Jolly Back.

This course is suitable for everyone working in an early years setting.

Course Content

What is the musculoskeletal system?

• Overview of the musculoskeletal system

What are musculoskeletal disorders?

• Examples of work-related musculoskeletal disorders
• Typical causes in an early years settings
• The benefits of musculoskeletal good health

The law

• Health and Safety at Work etc Act

Managing risk

• The five step risk assessment process
1. Identify the hazards
2. Identify who might be harmed
3. Evaluate the risks
4. Record findings
5. Review regularly

Making a healthier working environment

• Seating, furniture and equipment
• Storage
• Workplace design considerations

Making safer practitioners

• Increasing awareness of the importance of musculoskeletal health
• Training
• Prioritising high risk employees
• Providing guidance, encouragement and support
• Safety checks

Key Features

• One module with a multiple-choice questionnaire

• One CPD credit with a personalised downloadable certificate

• 70% pass mark

How to apply

This online training course normally costs £12.60 but is available free to gold members. For more details see our online training page.

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