Manual Handling - Policy, Process & Guidance

Manual Handling injuries currently account for over a quarter of all injuries reported to the authorities each year.

Manual handling injuries can occur wherever people are at work e.g. in offices, warehouses, hospitals, laboratories, and while making deliveries.

Detailed in the tabs below you will find Manual Handling policy and process information in place within your Board.

National Services Scotland

This section contains key information, advice and support for managers and staff in line with the NSS Manual Handling Policy and associated processes.

If you require additional information you can contact the NSS Health & Safety Advisors through HR Connect Contact Us / Health and Safety 

NHS 24

Below you will find NHS 24's Manual Handling Policy and Procedure.

Public Health Scotland

From 1st April 2020 Public Health Scotland will bring together staff previously employed by NSS and NHS Health Scotland alongside new PHS employees, meaning different routes for staff to access HR information.  Please refer to the option below that best describes your circumstances to ensure you refer to the correct information.  

• I have TUPE transferred from NHS Health Scotland into Public Health Scotland – Please raise your query with HR via Contact Us
• I have TUPE transferred from NSS to Public Health Scotland – please select the National Services Scotland tab above to access all information.
• I am an employee in Public Health – please select the National Service Scotland tab to access all information. 

Scottish Ambulance Service

Below you will find the Scottish Ambulance Service's Manual Handling Policy and Procedure.