Introduction

The Trust recognises and accepts its duties and responsibilities as an employer to provide so far as is reasonably practicable a healthy and safe environment to enable its staff to undertake the moving and handling of people and objects safely.

All employees involved in the moving and handling of people and objects are required to accept responsibility for the implementation of this policy, and must work proactively to reduce the risks that cause musculoskeletal disorders.

 

Purpose

This Policy describes how the Trust will comply and maintain compliance with the regulations.

It will ensure that the Trust actively reduces the risk of injury from the moving and handling of people and objects.

 

Policy Details

Download: PDF version
Compiled by: Sue Southey, Senior Specialist Moving and Handling Advisor
Ratified by: Health and Safety Committee
Date Ratified: October 2018
Date Issued: October 2018
Review Date: June 2021
Target Audience: All staff
Contact name: Sue Southey, Senior Specialist Moving and Handling Advisor

 

See also:

  • Fire Evacuation Policy
  • Resuscitation Policy
  • Slips, Trips and Falls Policy
  • Education Learning and Development Policy
  • Maternity, Adoption, Maternity Support (Paternity) Parental and Fertility Treatment Leave Policy