17028 - Lifting/Carrying (Recruitment)

Please can you explain your patient lifting and stretcher carrying protocols and assessments utilised during the recruitment process in your ambulance trust for front line clinical staff.

  • Reference:
    17028
  • Response:

    Please can you explain your patient lifting and stretcher carrying protocols and assessments utilised during the recruitment process in your ambulance trust for front line clinical staff.

    Any front line member of staff that goes through one of the training centres (either as a new starter on a clinical training courses or as an existing clinician new to the trust on a clinical induction course); will be assessed on use of the carry chair and tracks, and will be familiarised with all manual handling aids, the stretcher, and the tail lift.
    Moving and handling training is in line with the IOSH requirements.  For clarity, this is after successful recruitment.

  • Area:
    Trust wide
  • Category:
    • Training
    • Health & Safety
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