This Manual Handling policy covers what Manual Handling is and provides guidelines for the professional standards required within your organisation. It deals with the manual handling process expected when your people are dealing with assisting the clients safely, caring for self and others while handling a manual task and appropriate usage of equipment at all times.
This Manual Handling policy template can be adapted to meet the specific needs of your organisation. You can change as little or as much of the content as you like. Some sections may be governed by state and federal legislation. It is important that you seek your HR or legal advice, maintain this policy as legislation changes and adjust it to meet your requirements.
This Manual Handling workplace policy template is suitable for all your employees, contractors and volunteers. Once you have adjusted the Manual Handling policy template to meet the specific requirements of your organisation you can deliver it to new starters at induction and as refresher training regularly.
The following topics are covered in this Manual Handling policy:
This Manual Handling policy will take approximately five minutes to complete.
The following learning outcomes will be achieved on completion of this Manual Handling policy:
Once all employees, contractors, and volunteers have completed your Manual Handling policy, the following business outcomes will be achieved for your organisation:
This Manual Handling policy can be uploaded and assigned to your staff via the Safeguard by Sentrient online workplace compliance system or Staffwise by Sentrient human resource management platform. It is best to accompany your Manual Handling policy with workplace relations and safety training, such as the Sentrient online workplace compliance courses on work from home.