As our previous post on MSD statistics showed, an estimated 11.6 million working days a year are lost to work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders. One of the most common causes of these injuries is poor manual handling– in fact, more than a third of all reported workplace injuries which result in someone being off work for more than three days are caused by manual handling!
Moving and handling in a people handling environment is more challenging, as poor manual handling techniques not only contribute to musculoskeletal injury, but has the potential to cause injury and loss of dignity of the individual being moved.
That’s why we’ve put together these 7 top tips for people handling, helping to ensure that the safety, health and welfare of the, carer and individual being handled are safeguarded.
If you are concerned about people handling or patient handling, RoSPA offer a Safer People Handling Risk Assessment course. Please visit our website for details.
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