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Ben Salmen PGDip will be hosting the ‘Risky Business’ workshop at Moving and Handling People 2022

The Disabled Living Foundation (DLF) has announced its first CPD workshop for Moving & Handling People 2022, which aims to help demystify risk assessment and inform future practice.

In March, the DLF announced that it would relaunch Moving & Handling People in February 2022, after the COVID-19 pandemic put a halt to all face-to-face events. This annual conference delivers an educational platform of seminars, workshops and networking opportunities as it brings together thought leaders from across the moving & handling sector.

The 2022 event will explore future planning practices gained from the pandemic and discuss the latest strategies to comply with health and safety.

To enhance risk assessment practice, Ben Salmen PGDip will be hosting the ‘Risky Business’ workshop at Moving and Handling People 2022 as part of the event’s comprehensive CPD programme. It is the first workshop announced for the event.

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Taking a straightforward approach to the risk assessment process, this workshop aims to look at a variety of considerations throughout the risk assessment journey. This includes hazard spotting, selecting appropriate solutions, implementing control measures, and appropriate recording.

The session will use collaborative working and problem solving to help demystify risk assessment and allow attendees to build upon their experience and inform future practice.

Ben began his career in the care industry as a home carer and has experience of direct care delivery across older people’s services, physical and learning disabilities services and disabled children’s services.

After time, as a manual handling advisor, Ben moved into training delivery and has now been operating in this field for over 12 years. As a training consultant, Ben has extensive educational experience across a range of topics, with manual handling and health & safety as his core areas of interest.

Ben has a PGDip in Back Care Management from Loughborough University and additional health and safety qualifications. Working for HME Limited, Ben is based in the East Midlands and has previously been the vice-chair of the East Midlands Back Exchange.

Moving & Handling People 2022, ‘Tomorrow’s World’, is taking place from 9am-5pm from 22nd-23rd February 2022 at the De Vere Beaumont Estate, Burfield Road, Old Windsor.

Find out more about the conference and register here

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