Moving and Handling



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Louise Graham,
Housing Operations Manager, Sapphire Independent Housing, June 2017

Moving and Handling

The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 were introduced to reduce the numbers of injuries from moving and handling throughout industry including the care sector.

The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) apply to the tasks and equipment used in the lifting and moving of people.

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Moving and handling includes lifting, moving, putting down, pushing, pulling and carrying by hand or bodily force of goods, equipment and people.

Every resident should have their own unique risk assessment. Individual, person-centred mobility and lifting risk assessments must be undertaken and documented.

The risk assessment should consider:

  • Relevant lifting equipment e.g. for hoists staff have been trained in their use and that inspections are carried out regularly and recorded.
  • Staff are trained and competent in correct manual handling techniques and when to use them.
  • The mental capacity of the resident.
  • Any medical treatment or devices used e.g. catheters, bed rails, slings etc.
  • The age and gender of the resident and the level of support needed.
  • The impact of medical conditions/medication on the resident’s ability to move.
  • The capability of the resident to respond in an emergency such as fire.
  • Individual lift plans which should be reviewed periodically, especially if the resident becomes less mobile.

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