explain the main points of legislation that relates to moving and handling
The main pieces of legislation relating to the moving and handling of clients are:
EUROPEAN DIRECTIVE 90/269 on manual handling, [ introduced on 31st December 1992 and adopted in Britain as the MANUAL HANDLING OPERATIONS REGULATIONS.
SECTIONS 2 AND 7 OF THE HEALTH AND SAFETY AT WORK ACT (HASAWA) 1974
These regulations place responsibilities on BOTH EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES
specifically relating to manual handling.
THE MANAGEMENT OF HEALTH AND SAFETY AT WORK – REG 12 (1992) also places certain responsibilities for health and safety on employees.
THE REPORTING OF INJURIES AND DANGEROUS OCCURRENCES REGULATION (R.I.D.D.0.R.) 1995 places responsibilities for employers and employees for reporting accidents in the workplace.
It is important to look at these pieces of legislation in some detail.
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