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Index M, Safety and Wellbeing


Fast Fact Guide for Managers

Managing Health and Safety - eLearning

Manual Handling

Manual Handling Training

Manual Handling and People Handling Training Guidance for Line Managers FAQ

Manual Handling and People Handling Training Guidance for HSE Instructors FAQ

Manual Handling and People Handling Policy

Bariatric Guidelines re Manual Handling Issues

Moving and Handling Fast Fact

        Principles of Safer Manual Handling Fact Fast

People Handling Risk Assessment Form and Guidance

Task-Specific Manual Handling - Inanimate Loads - Risk Assessment Form

Sample Task-Specific Manual Handling - Inanimate Loads - Risk Assessment Form

Medical Gases: Oxygen Cylinders

Medical Gases: Oxygen Cylinders

Oxygen is a safe product to administer and handle, however, at high concentrations and under pressure it is potentially dangerous and needs to be treated with respect. As a result oxygen cylinders should be handled with care. It is important to note that all devices including oxygen cylinders must be subject to risk assessment by the Line Manager/Responsible Person and used, handled, transported and stored in line with existing supplier guidelines and the updated safety alert issued by the Health and Safety Authority
The HSE has made available (via HSELanD) a short guide to explain the features of BOC Healthcare's oxygen cylinders, fitted with integral valves, together with a step by step demonstration of how to safely operate a cylinder.   It is important that any HSE personnel who operate or handle such oxygen cylinders are made aware that this guidance is now available – This guidance is a mandatory module for all users of integral valve medical gas cylinders.

HSELanD:  Integral valve oxygen cylinder training

HSA information on the use of portable medical oxygen cd (integral valve) cylinders 

More information on other types of medical gases, safe storage, safe handling