Moving and handling procedure

This procedure replaces all previous corporate policies and procedures relating to moving and handling.

Purpose

Hampshire County Council (HCC) is committed to reducing and controlling the risks to its staff who carry out moving and handling in the course of their work.  This procedure sets out a consistent way to manage these risks and protect people.  The aim is to secure compliance with the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992.

Scope

For the purposes of this procedure, the term “Moving and Handling” covers both “Manual Handling” and “Moving and Positioning”.  The procedure covers moving and handling people, objects and animals.

This procedure does not require repeating suitable and sufficient moving and handling risk assessments which are not due for review and  replaces all previous corporate moving and handling policies and procedures.

Terminology

Moving and handling - any transporting or supporting of a load (including lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving) by hand or by bodily force.

Moving and handling risk assessment - an assessment of the risk of injury, taking into account the task, load, working environment, individual capability and, where appropriate, the equipment to be used to help minimise risks.

Full procedure

Corporate moving and handling procedure