Moving and Handling (Oct 2005, revised December 2010)
The Moving and Handling policy is for all Community & Adult Care Directorate staff who are working with service users whose mobility is impaired.
The purpose of the policy is to ensure that:
- A quality service is maintained throughout the organisation
- There is improved safety and comfort for service users
- The risk of injury to staff is reduced
- Legal requirements are met
For children in education settings, a separate Moving and Handling Policy currently exists.
The Risk Assessment Form and Guidance has been developed jointly by Gloucestershire County Council and Gloucestershire PCT. It aims to give a consistent approach to risk assessment which should be a benefit to service users and staff alike and it supports the joint approach adopted in the policy..