Health & Safety

Top Tips for Manual Handling

Written by Bella Glover July 8, 2020 0 comment

Universal Safety Consultants Ltd.

Manual Handling – Top Tips

I have now been a Manual Handling Consultant for 7 years working in the Health & Care Industry; training Nurses, Health Care Assistants & Therapists on safer Patient Handling.  Also training Council staff on Inanimate Load Handling and find that there are still some gaps in employee training.

In this blog I will be going through a check list of things to consider addressing before and during any manual handling tasks.

       Risk Assess any Manual Handling Task 

 

       Ensure Employees have had correct Manual Handling Training 

 

       Consider the use of Mechanical Aids wherever possible 

 

      Plan the Route 

 

          Start with a Stable Base 

 

      Keep the Load Close 

 

Bend from your Hips and Knees 

 

 

Bella Glover – Moving & Handling Consultant

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