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)
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...
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...
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
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...
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...
–moving and handling
There are several key pieces of legislation that relate to ‘moving and positioning’ which need to be considered during your work environment.
The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992(known as MHOR) are designed specifically to eliminate or reduce a manual handling risk...
assessments that highlight any potential risks. These risk assessments need to be reassessed and any updated on any changes.
Before use, all manual handling equipment needs to be checked to make sure it is safe to use and any faults need to be reported. This particularly applies to health and social...
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...
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...
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...
Work Act and its regulations are followed properly.
Access the Health and Safety Executive website (www.hse.gov.uk) for more information and information sheets, and refer to your workplace policies and procedures to complete the following table.
Law or regulation
Why the law or regulation is in place
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...
• 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...
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...
most important pieces of health and safety across the UK are the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999. These set the standards that must be met to ensure the health and safety of all employees and others who may be affected by any work activity...
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...
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
the food is labelled, advertised and presented in a way that is not false or misleading.
Food safety (general food regulations) 1995
The Food Safety (General Food Hygiene Regulations) (1995) set out basic food hygiene standards that apply across the European Community as part of the Food Hygiene Directive...
Manual handling means the moving or supporting of a load by hand or bodily force i.e. by a person as opposed to machine. This includes lifting, putting down, pushing. Pulling, carrying or moving.
Legislation: There are various pieces of legislation that cover moving and handling
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...
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...
Identify the regulations covering manual handling and the risks associated with lifting and carrying children.
Manual handling includes any occasion where any item, person or object is lifted, lowered, pushed, pulled or physically moved in any way. The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 require...
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...
Concept of Operations Management
Operations management is concerned with the way that the goods and services required by customers are produced. The operations function is the "doing" part of the organisation. No organisation can be successful unless its operations are well managed.
The operations function...
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...
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...
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.
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...