Safe Patient Lifting
Manual handling regulations and correct manual handling techniques, specifically for lifting fallen people from the floor, are a daily challenge for many who work in a healthcare environment. It’s the repetitive nature of lifting that causes musculoskeletal injury and high rates of work-related sickness among healthcare professionals due to patient lifting injuries is a global problem. In the UK, HSE estimate 1.5 million days are lost to work related musculoskeletal injury annually.
The chance of an injury to a healthcare worker reduces by up to 41% when a lifting device is readily available.