Safe Moving of Objects & People Made Easy Book
Safe Moving of Objects & People Made Easy is an easy to understand guide covering the important manual handling principles when moving objects and people.
- Perfect for courses covering the important principles of manual handling, for both objects and people.
- Includes step by step photographic guides to the key techniques for moving people safely.
- Designed to be easy to learn from, with a logical and easy to understand layout.
- Ideal reference guide.
- Includes a ‘Test Your Knowledge’ section.
Moving patients is one of the most important skills needed in an NHS or Care environment. This book covers the standard moving and handling training, but also includes a full section on moving and handling patients to ensure that staff are fully skilled in techniques for moving people. All staff involved in moving patients should be fully trained to reduce the risk of causing injuries when moving people.
Back injury is the main reason for absence from the workplace and one third of all reported injuries that result in three days off work are caused by manual handling accidents. In the NHS the situation has been particularly serious, with this type of accident accounting for 40% of all sickness absence, at an estimated cost in the region of £400 million each year.
Employers are required by law to take reasonable steps to safeguard the health and safety of all employees, one of which is increasing awareness about the hazards, and what can be done to minimise risk.
Title: Safe Moving of Objects & People
Author: Shona Eyre GradDipPhys MCSP
ISBN: 0 955 229 49 7
Published: 2015 Edition 1.0
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