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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: June 2020
Date Issued: October 2020
Review Date: June 2023
Target Audience: All staff
Contact name: Sue Southey, Senior Specialist Moving and Handling Advisor

 

See also:

  • Fire Safety Policy
  • Resuscitation and Respect Policy
  • Slips, Trips and Falls Policy
  • Education Learning and Development Policy
  • Maternity Leave and Fertility Treatment Policy
  • Cleaning and Disinfection Policy