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,...
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
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...
Regulations and legislations
Manual Handling Operations 1992
Manual handling means more than just simply lifting or carrying something. The term is used to describe activities including; lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling, carrying, moving, holding, or restraining an object, animal or person. It also...
Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992
The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 explained that this law refers to lifting, carrying by force. Manual handling is there to stop injuries happening. This law also mentions policies, procedures and also that training should...
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key themes in relation to Manual handling in the health care sector and will describe the literature which supports this. This topic has been chosen as the handling of patients plays an important role in Health and Social care. NHS, (2010, p. 3) states that 'Manual handling is a core competency for staff...
Moving and handling in health and social care
These pages are for employers and employees in the health and social care sectors involved in moving and handling, particularly those who assess moving and handling needs and carry out handling activities.
Moving and handling is a key part of the working...
The need for manual handling should be avoided where reasonably practicable, and the risk reduced when manual handling cannot be avoided. In general, manual handling should be minimised to the greatest extent possible.
One of the way of reducing the risks associated with manual handling...
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...
Moving and handling is the single most cause of injures at work in social care settings. With this in mind are there legislation in place to protect all involved and set standards;
• The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 requires employers to avoid all reasonable manual handling...
therefore the culture of the workplace needs to be supportive to achieve the aim of minimising harm.
Employer’s duties: There are acts of rules and regulations set all over the world whose objective is to prevent person’s death, injury or illness being caused at workplace or by specified high-risk plant...
construction tutor there are some additional legislation to be aware of
Manual handling operations regulations 1992
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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
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Moving and handling
1. Manual handling operations regulations 1992 (as amended)
“manual handling operations” means any transporting or supporting of a load (including the lifting, putting down, pushing...
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people suffering from this condition time to move and not to rush them. Always look for non-verbal signs of pain or discomfort. When moving and handling people who have suffered from a stroke, you will need to be aware of the extent of the stroke and what parts of the body have been affected.
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Direct observation: (1): Manual handling
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workers move or support an individual they are performing manual handling on that individual. According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) 50% of all reported accidents are from the Health and Social sector and in particular with moving and handling. To reduce the amount of accidents and injury, there...
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important part of the human body; it is the largest organ of the body and has many layers protecting internal organs, ligaments and bones. When moving and handling clients carers must be aware of any damages to the skin, breakages or grazes. Clients who are sitting or lying for long periods of time are prone...
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I have chosen to summarise a manual handling policy from my workplace. I decided this as whilst at work I use manual handling constantly throughout the day. Many of our service users need hoists, handling belts and other equipment to assist with their mobility, so...
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