Manual Handling

The manual handling team consists of:

Sue Southey
Manual Handling Coordinator
Sue Southey Sue joined the Manual handling Team 5 years ago, initially as the Manual handling facilitator, she was promoted to Coordinator 3 years ago.

Sue has a Critical care background having worked on ITU for 18 years, 10 years of which were at St Peters ITU.

She has undertaken a Key worker in Patient handling course 1984 at the Bloombury & Islington College of Nursing and in 2004 Train the Trainers Course at the Disabled Living Foundation Run by DLF associates.

She is a member of the National Back Exchange and Surrey Manual Handling Group

Jane Elliott
Manual Handling Trainer
Jane Elliott Jane joined the manual handling team 2 years ago, she has a nursing background in imaging, theatre and recovery and has worked in the Trust for 28 years!

Jane undertook the Train the Trainers course in 2005 at the Disabled Living foundation.

She is a member of the National Back Exchange and Surrey Manual Handling Group

Monday 08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:30
Thursday 08:00 - 16:30
Friday 08:00 - 16:30


We cover Monday to Friday: Office ext 3664

Our Office is located within the Quality department off the Ramp corridor


The main aim of the Manual handling team is to reduce musculoskeletal injuries throughout the Trust to the lowest level practicable.


Our Role
Risk Assessment

Risk assessments are carried out on any hazardous tasks relating to manual handling.

If you have any concerns over handling tasks that you perform discuss it with your manager and contact the Manual Handling team if necessary.


Safe Systems of Work

A safe system of work is a formal procedure which results in the systematic examination of a task in order to identify the hazards and assess the risks, and which identifies safe methods of work to ensure the hazards associated with the task are either eliminated or minimised.

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