Awareness – Moving and Handling in Health Care

  • Lectures: 7

Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), including manual handling injuries, are the most common type of occupational ill health in the UK. Back pain and other MSDs account for approximately 40% of all sickness absence in the NHS, resulting in a cost in the region of £400 million each year.

This course covers the following content:

  • Introduction
  • Types of moving and handling activities
  • Moving and handling legislation
  • Employers responsibilities
  • LOLER
  • PUWER
  • RIDDOR
  • Employees responsibilities
  • Manual handling policy
  • Risk assessments
  • Monitoring and review
  • Training
  • Moving and handling equipment
  • Safer patient handling in the home
  • Moving and handling in the community
  • Principles of Safer handling
  • Before performing a lifting task
  • Ergonomic approach to assessment of risk
  • TILE
  • Good moving and handling techniques
  • Poor Moving & Handling Techniques
  • Conclusion

References

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/social-care-and-support-guide/practical-tips-if-you-care-for-someone/how-to-move-lift-and-handle-someone-else/

http://www.nhsemployers.org/~/media/Employers/Publications/Manual%20handling.pdf

http://www.hse.gov.uk/healthservices/moving-handling.htm

https://www.mansfieldandashfieldccg.nhs.uk/media/26811/moving-and-handling-level-1-workbook.pdf

http://www.leicspart.nhs.uk/Library/ConductingaManualHandlingRiskAssessmentV2March2014.pdf

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