Policy Statement

This policy sets out the values, principles and procedures underpinning this care organisation’s approach to the moving and handling of its service users. The aims of this policy are to:

  1. ensure that service users are provided with the safe care and equipment required to meet their needs in line with national care standards and regulations

  2. ensure compliance with the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 and associated guidance

  3. assist all staff to adopt a positive and informed approach to safer handling techniques and the carrying out of risk assessments

  4. ensure that suitable equipment is made available to staff to promote safe practice.

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