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1 Quizzes Moving & Positioning Quiz 1 1. Define Manual Handling? 2. Give 4 workplace examples of where M&H takes place within your workplace? 3. M&H is driven by legislation. How would you persuade delegates what the importance and benefits are of attending training? 4. Name the FIVE sections of the Spine? 5. State the functions of each section of the spine and how many bones in each section?

2 6. How would you describe a prolapsed disc? 7. Name FIVE injuries which may occur through M&H? 8. Name the piece of legislation associated with what we are covering today? 9. What are the manager s duties under the legislation? 10. What are the employee s duties under the legislation? 11. What is the definition of a Hazard?

3 12. What is the definition of a risk? 13. Name 5 risk assessment control measures? 14. What does LITEE mean? Give the words for each initial letter? 15. Under each of those 5 headings, give FIVE examples of hazards you would need to L. identify? I. T. E. E.

4 16. Name SIX unsafe practices or techniques? 17. What safety checks do you need to do on a hoist? Name FOUR checks? 18. What safety checks do you need to do on a hoist sling? Name FOUR checks? 19. Name the SEVEN safe principles of manual handling?

5 Moving & Positioning Quiz 1 - Answers 1. Define Manual Handling? Transporting or supporting a load including: the lifting pushing pulling putting down carrying moving by hand or bodily force 2. Give 4 workplace examples of where M&H takes place within your workplace? Bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, toilet, outside, hallways, dinning room. etc 3. M&H is driven by legislation. How would you persuade delegates what the importance and benefits are of attending training? H = Humane E = Economic L = Legal P = Prevention 4. Name the FIVE sections of the Spine? Cervical Thoracic Lumber Sacrum

6 Coccyx 5. State the functions of each section of the spine and how many bones in each section? 7 x cervical vertebrae that support the head 12 x thoracic vertebrae that your ribs are attached to. These protect your vital organs 5 x lumber vertebrae. Your largest vertebrae and discs as this is your greatest support and movement. 5 x sacrum that supports the pelvis 4 x coccyx or tailbone 6. How would you describe a prolapsed disc? Like a jam doughnut, where the jam escapes from the middle and sits on the spinal nerve, causing the muscles to spasm 7. Name FIVE injuries which may occur through M&H? Muscle injuries, tennis elbow, hernia, frozen shoulder, joint problems 8. Name the piece of legislation associated with what we are covering today? Manual Handling Operations Regulations What are the manager s duties under the legislation? Avoid Assess Reduce or Eliminate Review

7 10. What are the employee s duties under the legislation? To look after their own safety and that of others Use equipment provided Follow a system of work Report and record concerns 11. What is the definition of a Hazard? Potential to cause harm 12. What is the definition of a risk? The likelihood of causing harm 13. Name FIVE risk assessment control measures? Eliminate, substitute, change working practice, staffing levels, systems of work 14. What does LITEE mean? Give the words for each initial letter? Load Individual Capabilities Task Environment Equipment 15. Under each of those 5 headings, give FIVE examples of hazards you would need to identify? L= Height, medication, mobility, tissue viability, weight, clothing, footwear, capability. I = Fitness, capabilities, dress code, footwear, jewellery

8 T = Is it necessary, distance, frequency, postures, staffing levels E= Space, flooring, lighting, noise, clutter, clean E = Appropriate, correct size, clean, suitable for use, serviced, maintained 16. Name SIX unsafe practices or techniques? This could be a combination of unsafe techniques like the drag, cradle, bear hug, linking arms round another s neck or it could be not checking equipment before use, not reading the notes or following safe guidelines 17. What safety checks do you need to do on a hoist? Name FOUR checks? Correct hoist, clean, right size, service, fit for purpose 18. What safety checks do you need to do on a hoist sling? Name FOUR checks? Condition, clean, size, right sling for right job 19. Name the SEVEN safe principles of manual handling? 1. Assess 2. Good posture 3. Balance stance 4. Good grip 5. Love your load 6. Move your feet 7. Bend your knees

9 Moving & Positioning Quiz 2 1. As a carer you have legal responsibilities according to the Manual Handling Operation Regulations relating to moving and handling tasks. What are they? 2. Poor posture causes strain and can lead to injury. Give TWO positions which should be avoided when carrying out handling tasks. 3. What could you help yourself to avoid them? 4. What should you do if you injure yourself at work? 5. Name THREE injuries that could be caused from manual handling tasks?

10 6. Why is the drag lift considered unsafe. 7. Identify FOUR things you need to consider before using a sling? 8. Who benefits from using equipment? 9. Alice is a lady of 83 and has a diagnosis of Alzheimer s, poor eyesight, partial hearing. Alice does have hearing aids but she will take them out and forget where they she left them. This is also the same with her glasses. Alice has arthritis in her hips and knees, which makes mobility unpredictable. Alice has a history of falls but has not yet required hospital treatment. Her house is cluttered with furniture and personal effects; there are rugs over the floors. She wears an old pair of slippers which makes her shuffle, when she walks she holds onto the furniture. She has help daily to assist with her personal care and two carers to hoist her in and out of bed. Sometimes only one carer turns up. The carer who is with you today has only just started and you have never worked with them before

11 LOAD Identify as many risk and hazards as possible using the tool mechanism below and how would you solve the problems. INDIVIDUAL TASK ENVIRONMENT EQUIPMENT

12 Moving & Positioning Quiz 2 - Answers 1. As a carer you have legal responsibilities according to the Manual Handling Operation Regulations relating to moving and handling tasks. What are they? To be responsible for yourself, your colleagues and the service users health and safety Follow the safe system of work, an example being to use equipment and how many people required Report your concerns 2. Poor posture causes strain and can lead to injury. Give 2 positions which should be avoided when carrying out handling tasks. Top heavy bending Stretching Standing in static postures Twisting Over reaching 3. What could you help yourself to avoid them? Remember to raise changing tables Follow safe principles Ask for help Use equipment 4. What should you do if you injure yourself at work? STOP

13 Report Record Follow up by a risk assessment 5. Name 3 injuries that could be caused from manual handling tasks? Muscles sprains and strains Herniated disc Frozen shoulder Tendonitis Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Tennis Elbow 6. Why is the drag lift considered unsafe It can cause long term injury to carer and service user. Service user could loose fine motor skills, dislocate shoulder, fracture a bone or be pain. 7. Identify 4 things you need to consider before using a sling? Has it been checked? Is it in good condition? Can I read the label in the back of it? Is it the right sling for task? Is it the right size? Have I checked handling/care plan? 8. Who benefits from using equipment? Carer fit and well, not physically tired, team cooperation

14 Service User reducing the likelihood of injury, more dignified and respectful, encourage independence Employer reduced sickness absence, reduced liability, improved working conditions, good reputation, happy staff, staff retention. 9. Alice is a lady of 83 and has a diagnosis of Alzheimer s, poor eyesight, partial hearing. Alice does have hearing aids but she will take them out and forget where they she left them. This is also the same with her glasses. Alice has arthritis in her hips and knees, which makes mobility unpredictable. Alice has a history of falls but has not yet required hospital treatment. Her house is cluttered with furniture and personal effects; there are rugs over the floors. She wears an old pair of slippers which makes her shuffle, when she walks she holds onto the furniture. She has help daily to assist with her personal care and two carers to hoist her in and out of bed. Sometimes only one carer turns up. The carer who is with you today has only just started and you have never worked with them before Identify as many risk and hazards as possible using the tool mechanism below and how would you solve the problems. LOAD Diagnosis of Alzheimer s, poor eyesight, partial hearing, hearing aids, arthritis in her hips and knees, mobility unpredictable, and history of falls. Alice wears an old pair of slippers which makes her shuffle, when she walks she holds onto the furniture. INDIVIDUAL The carer who is with you today has only just started and you have never worked with them before.

15 ENVIRONMENT Her house is cluttered with furniture and personal effects, there are rugs over the floors TASK Often only one carer turns up EQUIPMENT When she walks she holds onto the furniture PROBLEM SOLVING Check that Alice has her hearing aids and glasses on at all times. Persuade Alice to either wear her shoes indoors or the family to purchase another pair of slippers that are more suitable. Discuss a medication review to look at management of pain. Look at the environment to see if you can de clutter but you must be aware that if you remove furniture you may increase the risk of Alice falling as she uses the furniture to walk around. Must have 2 carers available for hoisting and to support the newer carer. OT referral to consider walking aids.

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