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

Where moving and handling and manual handling tasks are required (particularly when considering assisting/moving people) it is essential to understand and follow relevant techniques to minimise the risks to those carrying out the task as well as the subject of the lift.

Whilst those working in a variety of sectors may need to support individuals (for example to move effectively and safely) individuals should not routinely lift those they work with. It is therefore important to minimise any risks associated with moving and handling and 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 in this programme (and wider approaches to moving and handling training) is therefore important when seeking to ensure staff are aware of key information associated with this important topic. Various guidelines are available, such as through the Health and Safety Executive or NHS Trusts (like 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 and following training guidelines can help to contribute to the health and well-being of staff.

This online programme has therefore been written to offer key information pertinent to the following themes:

  • Health and Safety
  • Moving and Handling
  • Injuries (causes, effects and avoiding injuries)
  • Legislation
  • Ergonomics and Risk Assessment
  • Principles of Safer Handling and Team Handling
  • The Use of Equipment
  • Communication and Safer Handling

Whilst online training programmes are an excellent way of understanding key information and the theoretical side of certain topics, these often need to be separately supported by the delivery of Face to Face training (by appropriately qualified individuals) which then allow trainees to demonstrate their competence and where applicable, be assessed carrying out any practical elements of the topics covered.

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