FAQs Further to Covid-19 Crisis - Risk Assessments for People Handling Activities

Our trainers have been busy talking to our clients and delegates with advice on moving and handling and risk assessment issues which have arisen as a result of the Covid-19 crisis.

In response to some of these conversations we have put together a new Information Sheet in our online Resources Library for EDGE-trained key trainers, which addresses some of the questions asked most frequently. We are also making this information public, via our news pages, in the hope that other health care, social care and special educational needs staff might find the advice useful.

Do we need to continue to undertake risk assessments for all people handling activities?

Yes, a risk assessment remains a legal requirement for all hazardous workplace activities such as people/children handling tasks. It might be argued that in the face of the Covid-19 outbreak when many care and special needs education settings are having to rely on temporary staff to shore up the staffing numbers, that the detailed risk assessment has an even more important place to ensure that safest handling practices are adhered to.

EDGE will continue to review, amend and update our FAQ's as this pandemic continues. If you have any questions or would like to discuss the above in more detail, please contact us direct and we will be happy to help: [email protected]

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