Safety in Healthcare – Manual Handling
Manual handling plays a significant role in the daily tasks of healthcare workers, whether it's assisting patients, transferring equipment, or manoeuvring supplies.
These manual handling tasks, often a part of daily routines, can lead to musculoskeletal injuries if not performed safely.
This video based training program emphasises the importance of reducing the risk of such injuries, understanding common causes, and following safe manual handling procedures.
It also highlights the significance of proper techniques and precautions when it comes to tasks that involve lifting, pushing, pulling, or carrying objects or patients.
After watching the video, or completing the self-paced eLearning format, workers will learn:
- What is manual handling
- The importance of safe manual handling practices in daily tasks
- The common causes of a manual handling injury
- Some simple rules to safely lift and carry an object