Manual Handling in the Workplace for Healthcare Personnel
– A Summary of Relevant Legislation and Guidance
This article summarises key aspects of legislation and guidance relevant to
manual handling in the workplace for healthcare personnel.
As with all other work based activities,...
Work etc Act 1974 (HSWA)
• Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (MHOR) (as amended 2002)
• Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
• Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER)
• Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER)
associated policies and procedures.
2. The Food Safety (General Food Hygiene) Regulations 1995
Box 1 – The Food Safety (General Food Hygiene) Regulations 1995
Write an introduction to the Food Safety (General Food Hygiene) Regulations 1995 – what are the main responsibilities for all businesses under this...
2. Wolsrup Mechanical Engineering
1. HASAWA 1974
2. LOLER 1998
3. MHO Regulations 1992
3. Enaid Electrical Engineering
1. HASAWA 1974
3.1.1 PUWER 1998
3.1.2 The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
2. Wolsrup Mechanical
3. Enaid Electrical
restricted with their movements due to operations, accidents or illnesses such as arthritis or strokes. Patients’ who have had hip or shoulder operations will be restricted in joint movements and moving and handling them incorrectly could result in the operation failing. In our body we have different...
Introduction to the Centralsug System
The Centralsug System is an efficient, modern and exceptionally hygienic method of handling waste. It is based on the principle of transporting waste to the truck. The system utilizes air to transport the waste via a network of underground pipes from buildings...
• Economy and efficiency of operations
• Reliable financial and operational data and reports
• Compliance with laws and regulations
Through various corporate governance measures and new government laws and regulations such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, Siemens...
Subject: Legal Requirements & Legislations
Legal requirements & Legislation for ensuring health & safety in business
Management of Health & Safety Regulations 1999
This acts aims to encourage a more systematic and better organised approach to dealing with health & safety at all times. When businesses abide...
Manual handling at work
A brief guide
This leaflet describes what you, as an employer, may need to do to protect
your employees from the risk of injury through manual handling tasks in
the workplace. It will also be useful to employees and their representatives.
The Manual Handling...
MOVING AND HANDLING TRAINING
This training I completed over a day. Manual Handling refers to any activity which requires a person to use force to lift, lower, push, pull, carry or otherwise move, hold or restrain objects (including people and animals). There are policies and procedures that are to...
controls, Riordan management may be exposed to an unacceptable level of risk.
Riordan publishes an employee manual, which all employees are expected to understand and follow. In this manual, Riordan states that all employees are to comply with “the letter, spirit, and intent of all relevant laws, and...
trips that are common accidents that result into injuries in offices.
Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulation 1999
The management of health and safety at work regulations is when a manager is responsible for the health and safety at work for the workers, the management carries out the...
Moving and Handling
Moving and handling is the core part of the day for most employees in the social care setting, legislation, policies and procedures that relate to moving and handling help to keep us safe.
Manual Handling Regulations 1992
These regulations define that employers...
Hazards associated with equipment using hoists and slings, waste disposal, cleaning and chemical substances; hazards associated with people moving and handling procedures, cooking and given medicines.
Understand own responsibilities, and the responsibilities of others, relating to health and...
The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992
The Manual Handling Operational Regulations set specific legal requirements to ensure that employees undertaking manual handling operations at work avoid the risk of injury. The regulations place a specific duty of care on the part on both employers and...
toilets in the building and these are also situated on the lower ground floor, near to the canteen.
The Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare) Regulations 1992 state that in reference to lighting; “Every workplace shall have suitable and sufficient lighting. Where it is practicable, the lighting shall...
include the following. Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002, Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992, Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992
1.2 The main points of some health and safety policies or procedures...
developed from the
Manual Handling Operations
What is Manual Handling Operations
Manual Handling Operational Regulations
1992 is set of specific legal requirements to
ensure that employers and employees
undertaking manual handling operations at
work to avoid the risk...
1.1 Fire Precautions Act 1971
Reporting of Injuries Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 [RIDDOR]
Health and Safety of Work Act 1974
Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992
Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Legislation 2002 [COSHH]
By following the main principles...
at Work Regulation 1999
· Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulation 1981 include amendment on 2009
· The Electricity at Work regulations 1989
· Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992
· Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995
SAFETY AND HYGIENE LEGISLATION
The health, safety and hygiene legislation deals with many regulations such as:
Electricity at work
Control of substances hazardous to health (COSHH)
Manual handling operations
Reporting of injuries
Display screen equipment
Noise at work
1.1. Electricity at work...
Part 4 DDA 1995).
• Equality Act 2006.
• Data Protection Act 1998.
• Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (The Copyright and Related Rights Regulations 2003).
• IfL Code of Practice for Teachers (2008).
• Safer practice, safer learning (2007) – responsibilities for safeguarding vulnerable adults...
death. For example in 2005, two nurses gave a baby boy a dose of a drug to slow his heart, the dose was 10 times more then needed and he died.
Manual handling is a potential hazard too. By not planning how you’re going to lift something you could seriously injure your back or other body parts. Repetitive...
social care settings. You need to include sections on the following:
a) Legislation and guidelines – HASAWA, COSHH, RIDDOR, Data protection, manual handling etc.
b) Safeguarding – vulnerable adults (POVA) and children and young people etc.
c) Policies and procedures – accidents, disposal of body waste...
Procedure: - An operation performed to the ears to insert grommets.
Medical Diagnosis: - Bilateral Grommets
Activity of Daily
- Safety in Theatre
– Manual Handling risks
The Management of Health and Safety at Work (MHSW) Regulations 1999 require all employers and the self-employed to assess the risks from their work on anyone who may be affected by their activities. The Regulations require employers to carry out a systematic examination of their work...
There are several steps needed to follow, as explained in the flow chart below.
When carrying out manual handling operations this procedure must be followed:
* Manual handling must be kept to a minimum, where possible mechanical lifting aids should be used.
* A task assessment...
brought in, additional regulations have been added to reflect changes in practice, technology and understanding.
The regulations include
Food safety act 1990.
Manual handling operations regulations 1992.
Reporting of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences. Regulations (riddor) 1995.
2.4 Security Levels
PO3 Determine Technological Direction
3.1 Technological Infrastructure Planning
3.2 Monitor Future Trends and Regulations
3.3 Technological Infrastructure Contingency
3.4 Hardware and Software Acquisition Plans
3.5 Technology Standards
PO4 Define the IT Organisation...
the staff can provide security in employment, maintain appropriate staff ratio, oversee health and safety regulations and this allows staff to know their boundaries. Legislation and regulations influence the premises as well. They give relatives and friends confidence in appropriate care given. They...