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When Undertaking Any Slide Sheet Manoeuvres/Moving & Handling Tasks:

1. Make sure you have done your own risk assessment and that the technique being used is appropriate.
2. Or follow the handling plan from somebody who has done a risk assessment.
3. Check all equipment for any signs of wear and tear prior to use.

Increases Compliance
As the in-bed repositioning system is always on the bed ready, it can help to increase compliance within an organisation as staff are more likely to use a system that already in place.
Less Disruptive
With less manoeuvres required for repositioning task as the system is already in place on the bed, this minimises the disruption to the person. Some In-bed repositioning systems are quieter than traditional slide sheets so cause less disruption to those around.
Saves Time
In-bed systems are always ready for use meaning care givers do not have to collect slide sheets and less manoeuvres are required for repositioning tasks (no inserting or removal required) so less time is needed to use them.
Discreet & Dignified Design
In-bed system always stays on the bed, replacing standard bed sheets. Some in-bed systems benefit from a discreet design, to look like standard bedding when not in use.

Swift® UltraSlide® Bottom Sheet
Swift® UltraSlide® Bottom Sheet
Swift® Slider - Standard
Swift® Slider - Standard
Swift® Slider - Long
Swift® Slider - Standard
Swift® Slider - with Handles
Swift® Slider - with Handles

Julia Love RGN ONC, Advanced Member of NBE

Julia qualified as a Registered General Nurse at Guy’s Hospital in 1985, following Orthopaedic nurse training, and developing an early interest in safer moving & handling, becoming the moving and handling trainer for students, care assistants and qualified staff as a newly qualified staff nurse.

She started LPS Training with her physio husband in 1992 and currently delivers a variety of manual handling training in health, social care and special education settings. She also undertakes individual risk assessments, delivering bespoke training for the carers and family of clients with complex handling issues. 

Julia was an author and co-editor of the Handling of People (HOP), 6th Edition writing the chapter on Safer Hoisting and is a co-author for the risk assessment chapter in the 7th HOP. Julia led a small working party to re-write the Skills for Health Moving and handling e-learning modules and led a group to revise the Moving and handling element of the Core Skills Training Framework.

She remains an active member of her local National Back Exchange group, having Chaired the group, as well as spending time on the National Executive Committee, as a Regional Officer, National Secretary and NBE Chair for 3 years. She is currently the Chair of the NBE Professional Affairs Committee.

Julia Love

National Back Exchange

National Back Exchange (referred to as “NBE”) is a non-profit membership association whose goal is to develop, disseminate and promote evidence-based best practice in all aspects of moving and handling and musculoskeletal health.

LPS Training & Consultancy

LPS specialise in the delivery of the highest-quality moving & handling training, education and consultancy to organisations and individuals throughout the UK.

CIEHF - Learning from Adverse Events White Paper

The Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF) has just released their latest White Paper on 'Learning from Adverse Events' which lays out 9 principles for organisations to follow. The 56-page document is designed to help organisations understand a human factors perspective to investigating and learning from adverse events, and provide key principles organisations can apply to capture the human contribution to adverse events.

CIEHF - Health & Social Care White Paper

The Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors’ (CIEHF) vision for integration of Human Factors in Health and Social Care and how Human Factors expertise can help and benefit patients, staff and their organisations. The purpose of this White Paper is to provide the authoritative guide to aid understanding of how Human Factors can and should be used, and the competence and experience needed to manage effort, solve problems and make decisions. It describes how Human Factors can bring a depth and clarity of understanding to Health and Social Care issues.

All Wales NHS Manual Handling Passport Scheme Revised 2020

The All Wales Manual Handling Training Passport and Information Scheme signifies the coming together of Trusts within Wales to work towards a shared vision. It is based on a partnership between the all-Wales Trust Manual Handling Advisers Group and the Health and Safety Executive. The overall purpose is to promote health and safety in the workplace with regard to manual handling practice, by ensuring a consistent approach and the promotion of safer handling practice within NHS organisations in Wales.

Managing for Health and Safety HSE (hsg65 2013)

An HSE publication. One of HSE’s most popular guides is mainly for leaders, owners and line managers. It will particularly help those who need to put in place or oversee their organisation’s health and safety arrangements. The advice may also help workers and their representatives, as well as health and safety practitioners and training providers.

Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 Guidance on Regulations HSE (L23 2016) 

An HSE publication. This guidance is mainly for employers, managers, and safety representatives, but may also be useful for employees. The guidance explains how to avoid, assess, and reduce the risk of injury from manual handling.

The Scottish Manual Handling Passport Scheme 2014

The Scottish Manual Handling Passport Scheme (SMHPS) is an initiative designed to improve the standard and consistency of manual handling training / education and the systems (process/procedures) that underpin it within Health Boards and Local Authorities (LA) in Scotland.

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