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The Scottish Manual Handling Passport Scheme

Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateAugust 08, 2014


ISBN 978 1 78412 705 3 (web only publication)
DPPAS 34408

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1. Introduction
2. Target Audience
3. Context
4. Aims
5. Definitions of terms used
6. Legal Requirements
7. How to use this document
8. Monitoring implementation

Section 1

Manual Handling Organisation

1.1 Essentials
1.2 Policy framework
1.3 Competencies for manual handling roles
1.4 Foundation Education and training
1.5 Training - Planning and recording
1.6 External training providers
1.7 Monitoring and support
1.8 Audit and review

Section 2

Manual Handling Education, Foundation Cirriculum and Assessment

2.1 Foundation training curriculum

2.2 Module A
- Theory

2.3 Module B
- Inanimate loads

2.4 Module C
- Chair manoeuvres

2.5 Module D
- Bed manoeuvres

2.6 Module E
- Hoisting

2.7 Module F
- Lateral transfers

2.8 Continuing education / competency assessment

Section 3

Manual Handling Documentation

3A Manual Handling Audit Tool

3B SMHPS Guidance Document
Manual Handling Policy Framework
3B.2 Competency Criteria for manual Handling Roles

3C Minimum Criteria for Manual Handling Documents

Sample forms


References, bibliography and further reading