Identify the regulations covering manual handling and the risks associated with lifting and carrying children. Manual handling includes any occasion where any item, person or object is lifted, lowered, pushed, pulled or physically moved in any way. The Manual Handling Operations Regulations require employers to make an assessment of the risks associated with any manual handling operations that are of concern to the school. Your employer should make sure that you always follow correct guidelines when lifting pupils or equipment. Regular manual lifting and handling of children, particularly those with physical disabilities, can present significant risk to both the child and the staff.
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RR583 - Manual handling training: Investigation of current practices and development of guidelines
As a recent medical study appears to cast doubt on long-established thinking on manual handling, we look at whether employers need to rethink their approach to manual handling in the workplace to avoid exposing themselves to potential liability. Despite the significant expansion in mechanisation in the workplace, and the advancements in digitisation and technology, it remains seemingly impossible to avoid any manual handling at work. Of course, in most cases the risk of injury is slight, whether that be due to the minimal mass involved, the limited frequency of the operation or the precautions in place to minimise the risk. Notwithstanding this, statistics from the Labour Force Survey in suggest that cases of musculoskeletal disorders, including those linked to manual handling, account for more than a third of all work-related illnesses reported each year to the enforcing authorities, with 6.
Data collection is the process of gathering and measuring information on variables of interest, in an established systematic fashion that enables one to answer stated research questions, test hypotheses, and evaluate outcomes. The data collection component of research is common to all fields of study including physical and social sciences, humanities, business, etc. While methods vary by discipline, the emphasis on ensuring accurate and honest collection remains the same. The importance of ensuring accurate and appropriate data collection Regardless of the field of study or preference for defining data quantitative, qualitative , accurate data collection is essential to maintaining the integrity of research. Both the selection of appropriate data collection instruments existing, modified, or newly developed and clearly delineated instructions for their correct use reduce the likelihood of errors occurring.