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Describe what health and safety factors need to be taken into account when moving and positioning individuals.
What you need to know In health and social care services, moving and handling injuries account for 40% of work-related sickness absence. [ Around 5000 moving and handling injuries are reported each year in health services and around 2000 in social care. Moving and handling is a key part of the working day for most employees; from moving of equipment, laundry, catering, supplies or waste to
assisting residents in moving. Over 50% of injuries arise from the moving and handling of people. Poor moving and handling practice can lead to: back pain and musculoskeletal disorders, which can lead to inability to work moving and handling accidents – which can injure both the person being moved and the employee discomfort and a lack of dignity for the person being moved You must take action to prevent or minimise the risk of injury. ]
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