The health and social care sector are amongst the highest risk areas for back injuries at work. Approximately half of all accidents reported in these sectors happen to workers assisting or moving individuals with mobility problems. Manual handling injuries are, however, preventable. Our specialist advisors will be able to provide you with assistance whilst choosing your hoist.
Individuals with mobility problems are heavy and unpredictable loads and, therefore, workers handling patients with mobility problems are covered by the Manual Handling Regulations 1992. These Regulations say that employers MUST: Avoid manual handling wherever possible, Assess the risks and reduce them as far as is reasonably practicable.