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5.2 Explain principles for moving and handling equipment and other objects safely

Qualification: Level 2 Diploma in Care
Unit name: Health, Safety and Wellbeing in Care Settings
Learning outcome: 5. Be able to move and handle equipment and objects safely
Assessment criteria: 5.2 Explain principles for moving and handling equipment and other objects safely

 

Your primary responsibility with any moving and handling task is to ensure the safety of yourself and others. To fulfil this responsibility, you must work in a way that is safe. This can include:

  • Complying with your employer’s agreed ways of working (policies and procedures), equipment manufacturer’s guidelines and individual’s care plans.
  • Only using equipment for it’s intended purpose
  • Ensure equipment is safe and clean
  • Complying with warning or safety labels and signs
  • Reporting any faults with equipment and not using them until they are replaced/repaired
  • Only using equipment or performing tasks that you have received training for