Moving and handling is a key part of the working day for most frontline workers; from moving equipment, laundry, catering, supplies or waste, to assisting residents in moving.

If not done effectively poor moving and handling practice can lead to:

  • Back pain and musculoskeletal disorders (which can lead to inability to work).
  • Moving and handling accidents that can injure both the person being moved and the employee.
  • Discomfort and lack of dignity for the person being moved.

It is therefore extremely important that all care providers take action to prevent or minimise the risk of injury.

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