In care settings, manual handling operations commonly include the handling or moving of service users.

This topic covers the theory behind safe manual handling and compliance with relevant legislation, including the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992, which place a duty of care on employers to promote and protect the health, safety and welfare of staff through the employment of safe moving and manual handling.

The topic applies to both care homes and domiciliary care.

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