Moving and Handling Policy


This is a clearly written and formatted Moving and Handling policy written to comply with Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 and designed to reinforce safe practice when moving and handling Service Users .


Moving and Handling Policy

This Moving and Handling policy gives a fully-rounded summary of all aspects linked to the safe and ergonomically sound movement of Service Users utilising manual handling systems. In compliance with the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992,  this policy discusses a broad range of relevant topics including:

  • The definition of manual handing
  • Risk assessments
  • Safer practice principles
  • Staff responsibilities
  • Best practice.

Adherence to this policy helps ensure the safety of Service Users and the staff who care for them.

This is a comprehensive document with the essential depth and scope required for care businesses –  it details specific CQC fundamental standards, numbered regulations and Key Lines of Enquiry (KLOEs) related to implementation of the policy.

Length: 9 pages

Last reviewed: November 2016

*You will need to remove all reference to “Very Caring Ltd” in this document and replace with the name and details of your organisation.

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