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Cornwall Partnership NHS Trust : Moving and Handling Guidance
This guidance is written to provide practical support for staff working with disabled children and young people from 0 - 18 years.
Cornwall.gov.uk : Manual Handling Equipment
Manual Handling Equipment covered include Slide Sheets, One Way Glide Sheets, ‘Satin Type’ Sheet Systems, Bed management Systems, Transfer board 3.6 Handling belt, Patient turner, Stand Aid, Hoist powered and Slings
HSE : What you need to do - Moving and handling
If risks from moving and handling are to be managed successfully, there must be support from those at the top of the organisation, whatever its size. This can be expressed in a clear statement of policy – supported by organisational arrangements – to ensure that the statement is implemented.
Healthy & Independent
We are specialists in minor and major adaptations, manual handling people and mindfulness in social care. Teaching the correct handling techniques are essential, in order to minimise any risk of accident and to increase safety and dignity. We offer clinical support and workshops online and in situ.
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How to move, lift and handle someone else
If you look after someone who has an illness or disability, you may need to help them move around.
Independent Living : Risk Assessment & Hoist FAQ
Moving and handling risk assessment.
Clearly, it is not possible to avoid moving a person who is unable to move independently, but it is possible to make the procedure safer with the right equipment.
For this reason, risk assessment is extremely important.
London Group of the National Back Exchange: Therapeutic Handling Protocol
Systems are in place for the rehabilitation process to enable the best clinical outcomes, whilst ensuring, so far as is reasonably practicable, the safety of the patient and the rehabilitation staff. Balanced decision making is essential. Therapeutic handling is an important part of this process.
Manual Handling Matters
We work closely with our clients to provide Manual Handling Training and Occupational Therapy assessments to meet specific needs, reduce risks, promote safety and increase wellbeing.
Single-handed care - An Occupational Therapist's experience
Single-handed care is very much the ‘hot topic’ in the moving and handling field at the moment, but what does it mean or what expectations do people have?
The OT Practice : A Professional’s Guide to Moving & Handling
This guide has been produced to assist case managers in understanding the mechanics of a moving and handling assessment including: when to commission one, what it involves and what should be delivered by the assessor.
The Palliative Care Bridge : Manual handling - the role of the Occupational Therapist in palliative care
A selection of practical demonstrations with Anita Daltrey illustrating safe manual handling using a range of equipment including a hoist.