The Principles of Moving and Handling (People)

The Principles of Moving and Handling (People)

Essential moving and handling information for healthcare professionals to help minimise the risk of injuries

Moving and handling and Manual Handling injuries among staff working in the healthcare sector remain a significant factor to be considered. In order to try to address this issue, various schemes have been introduced to help to minimise the risks associated with Moving and Handling and Manual Handling activities. Therefore, by combining training of different types, it is possible to ensure key information is made available to those most at risk of injury.

The information within this programme and wider approach to moving and handling training has been welcomed by the Health and Safety Executive and NHS Trust legal advisers through the All Wales Manual Handling Training Passport and Information Scheme, which signifies the coming together of Trusts within Wales to work towards a shared vision and partnership approach. This specific passport scheme represents best practice and could therefore be equally applicable in other patient/client handling situations, as it will help achieve a more effective use of resource, support consistency in manual handling provision and ultimately contribute to improvements in the health and well-being of staff.

This online programme covers information pertinent to the following key themes:

  • Health and Safety
  • Moving and handling
  • Injuries
  • Causes of injuries
  • Effects of injuries
  • Avoiding injuries
  • Legislation
  • Ergonomics and Risk Assessment
  • Principles of Safer handling
  • Team handling
  • The Use of Equipment
  • Communication and Safer handling

These main themes then need to be separately supported by the delivery of Face to Face training by appropriately qualified individuals which then allow the trainees to demonstrate their competence and be assessed carrying out the practical elements of the various topics.

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