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All Wales NHS Manual Handling Passport Scheme Revised 2020  

The All Wales Manual Handling Training Passport and Information Scheme signifies the coming together of Trusts within Wales to work towards a shared vision. It is based on a partnership between the all-Wales Trust Manual Handling Advisers Group and the Health and Safety Executive. The overall purpose is to promote health and safety in the workplace with regard to manual handling practice, by ensuring a consistent approach and the promotion of safer handling practice within NHS organisations in Wales.

CIEHF - Health & Social Care White Paper

A CIEHF publication. The Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors’ (CIEHF) vision for integration of Human Factors in Health and Social Care and how Human Factors expertise can help and benefit patients, staff and their organisations.  The purpose of this White Paper is to provide the authoritative guide to aid understanding of how Human Factors can and should be used, and the competence and experience needed to manage effort, solve problems and make decisions. It describes how Human Factors can bring a depth and clarity of understanding to Health and Social Care issues.

CIEHF - Learning from Adverse Events White Paper

A CIEHF publication. The Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF) has just released their latest White Paper on 'Learning from Adverse Events' which lays out 9 principles for organisations to follow. The 56-page document is designed to help organisations understand a human factors perspective to investigating and learning from adverse events, and provide key principles organisations can apply to capture the human contribution to adverse events.

Getting to grips with hoisting people HSE (hsis3)

An HSE publication. This information sheet explains the problems associated with hoisting people and sets out guidance to deal with them. It covers fixed, mobile and overhead hoists. The advice is intended for health and social care providers or other organisations who move and handle people and will help them to comply with their legal duties.

How the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regs apply to Health & Social Care HSE (hsis4)

An HSE publication. This information sheet will help employers, the self-employed, employees and equipment providers in the health and social care understand the requirements of the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER). It specifically addresses those parts of the Regulations which have proved difficult for those working in the health and social care sector and provides detailed interpretation for equipment commonly in use.

Managing for Health and Safety HSE (hsg65 2013)

An HSE publication. One of HSE’s most popular guides is mainly for leaders, owners and line managers. It will particularly help those who need to put in place or oversee their organisation’s health and safety arrangements. The advice may also help workers and their representatives, as well as health and safety practitioners and training providers. 

Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 Guidance on Regulations HSE (L23 2016) 

An HSE publication. This guidance is mainly for employers, managers, and safety representatives, but may also be useful for employees. The guidance explains how to avoid, assess, and reduce the risk of injury from manual handling.


Manual Handling Training Guidelines 2010

NBE standards in manual handling – training guidelines.

Practitioner Training Guidelines 2010

NBE specification guidance for a Manual Handling Practitioner/Lead Trainer and Manual Handling Practitioner/Head of Department.

Safe Use of Bed Rails MHRA 

An MHRA publication. This document is aimed at all users, carers and staff with responsibility for the provision, prescription, use, maintenance and fitting of bed rails. This document identifies areas for safe practices, so that policies and procedures can be reviewed and put in place. It also identifies areas of good practice.

The Scottish Manual Handling Passport Scheme 2014

The Scottish Manual Handling Passport Scheme (SMHPS) is an initiative designed to improve the standard and consistency of manual handling training / education and the systems (process/procedures) that underpin it within Health Boards and Local Authorities (LA) in Scotland.

YBE Hoist Guidelines 2010 Flowchart

Flowchart for use with hoists and slings.


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The Guide to the Handling of People 6th Edition (HOP6). Backcare.

HOP6 is the leading and internationally recognised training text for the handling of people. The mission of this new 6th edition is to set out a person-centred systems approach, which balances the twin aims of (patient / person) safety, dignity and enablement with the prevention and management of work relevant MSDs in health and social care workers.

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The Moving and Handling of People – an illustrated Guide.

A fully revised and updated step-by-step guide to best practice remains a must-have for anyone working in health care, social care, education, or any other setting where manual handling of people is needed.

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