The Manual Handling Operations Regulations (MHOR) 1992 define manual handling as: “… any transporting or supporting of a load (including the lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving thereof) by hand or bodily force.” By observing simple, safe manual handling methods, the risk of injuries can be minimised.
In a healthcare setting, correct Moving and Handling procedures are important to ensure safety for both the carer and the patient. The person being moved is particularly at risk of
For carers the most common injuries are back injuries.
Employers have a legal requirement to ensure appropriate Moving and Handling equipment is available and is maintained and safe to use. In addition, staff should be trained in the safe use of the equipment.
At Fortuna we combine London’s largest mobility showroom with the resources to maintain your equipment in proper working order. So, unusually, we can offer a one-stop solution for your Moving and Handling needs:
Our friendly staff are all trained and experienced mobility experts. They’ll be more than happy to take the time to understand your needs before recommending just the right mobility and handling equipment for you.
To book a visit to our Enfield mobility showroom, or to talk to one of our qualified advisors, call us, or see our Healthcare Professionals page.
Moving and handling - Royal College of Nursing
Choosing a hoist and slings for lifting people - Disabled Living Foundation Factsheets
ROSPA Workplace Safety
NHS: How to move, lift and handle someone else
We stock a wide range of products, with over 1000 lines available in the showroom.
Come and TRY out the products to see what suits your needs.
Our friendly highly-trained staff will help you make a choice which is right for you.