Correct and safe moving and handling skills and equipment are essential to the well-being of both carers and disabled people. Different situations will require different types of moving and handling equipment. These products can all be accessed via our established network of Manual Handling Equipment suppliers.
To help minimise the risk of Moving and Handling Equipment causing injury you should ensure it is:
- strong, stable and suitable for the job
- positioned to minimise the risk of it or its load falling on anyone
- marked with safety information
- regularly inspected and maintained
Anyone using the Moving and Handling Equipment should be properly trained and any failure of lifting equipment should also be reported.
Finding the correct Moving and Handling Equipment solution for your materials application can sometimes be a daunting and challenging task.