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Manual Handling Policy

With regular changes in legislation and conflicting messages regarding the manual handling of clients in the health and social care setting, we will ensure your manual handling policy and procedures are legally compliant and fit for purpose.

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Why do our customers choose us?

Acorn Health and Safety - Health and Social CareAcorn Health & Safety works extensively in the health and social care sector and our manual handling staff have excellent working knowledge of all current legislative requirements and guidance.   This includes risk assessment.

Acorn understands and has experienced many of the challenges faced by staff, patients and employers in the health and social care sector.  We work in a wide variety of settings form acute and mental health trusts through to community based services in the public, private and voluntary sectors, and we take the time to create policies that are fit for purpose, first and foremost focussing on patient safety.

Acorn Health & Safety is a leading provider of health and safety training and consultancy in the South West.  Our trainers and consultants come from a wide variety of professional backgrounds and have considerable, hands on practical experience which is reflected in our grounded, pragmatic approach.

Customers come from an equally diverse range of organisations and businesses but choose Acorn because we’ll keep you on the right side of the law, whilst recognising that health and safety needs to compliment your day to day business activities.

How do we support health and social care providers with their manual handling policy?

One of our registered nurses would seek to gain an understanding of your business, how it operates and importantly who you provide services for.

Where an existing policy is in place we will carry out an initial review and comment taking into account current evidence based practice, Care Quality Commission (CQC) requirements and what is generally considered to be best practice within the industry. A review of this nature will also review and comment on other relevant documentation such as:

  • Client risk assessments
  • Moving and handling plans
  • Safe systems of work
  • Staff training and equipment

What should you expect from Acorn Health & Safety?

The employer will receive guidance on, or an updated manual handling policy that is fit for purpose and meets the needs of the setting, its staff team and clients.

In addition a range of documents for carrying out risk assessments and handling plans will also be provided.

We will assign you a dedicated and competent healthcare professional, a registered nurse specialising in this area.  They will gain an understanding of your needs and be on hand to provide any help, advice or comment you need.

Any documentation produced will either be uploaded to our cloud based storage system provided electronically, or as a hard copy in the required format.  Following any piece of consultancy work we are available by phone or on e-mail, so you can contact us easily, if you need our assistance or further advice.

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For one-off assessments or, a tailored approach, we offer a wide range of consultancy services speak to our consultants to discuss your needs.

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