Moving & Handling Assessment Process

In the Person Centred Support Plan there is a moving and handling plan for each client and each task involved in working with this client. This has been risk assessed to ensure that the safest method for moving and handling is undertaken. When a risk assessment is undertaken the assessor considers:

  • The task
  • The working environment
  • The equipment available
  • The client
  • The capability of the carer

Before you start to work with a new client, your line manager will go through the Person Centred Support Plan, including the Moving & Handling Plan with you. You will also be shadowing a more senior/ experienced member of staff and then assessed and signed off as competent before you can carry out the tasks alone.

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