Reply To: ACC Workshops @ Move It Again! 2018


Angela Greetham

1: What is your role/job title? Moving and Handling and Restraint Coordinator
2: What are the 3 main barriers you face when it comes to moving and handling people safely?
(1)Changing the safety culture – lets use the sheet to move the patient it takes too long to put the slide sheets in
(2)Time for the task and number of care givers required
(3)Uncooperative patients – cognition – medical condition

3: Does your workplace, in your opinion, have a basic Moving & Handling programme? E.g. a policy that includes training and equipment and consideration of moving and handling in facility design? – yes

4: Would you like hear more about the initiatives from the Workplace Safety team? – yes