Manual handling guide covers law and practice


Posted on April 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

A practical understanding of the law is essential for all those involved in the manual handling or adults and children (as patients, clients or pupils), whether in “hands-on”, managing, commissioning or advisory roles. Manual Handling in Health and Social Care presents an accessible overview of manual handling legislation, legal case law, national guidance, policy and practice. Applicable primarily to England, Scotland and Wales, it covers both employee safety under the Manual Handling Operations Regulations and wider health and safety at work legislation and also patient and client entitlement under community care, NHS and human rights legislation. A stand-alone overview of manual handling law and practice is followed by more in-depth material, arranged alphabetically and fully cross-referenced, allowing the reader to look up issues for quick access to further information. The book contains an extensive collection of case law relevant to health and social care, presented in summary form. Topics include rehab





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