NSW Health Policy Directive: Work Health and Safety: Better Practice Procedures – Document Number PD2013_050


Healthcare HQ (HHQ) is committed to the provision of a safe, healthy and productive workplace.

Healthcare HQ recognises that hazardous manual tasks increase the risk of injury to workers and have developed a range of procedures to reduce this risk.


The objectives of our Manual Handling Policy are to:

  • Ensure that our clients maintain a safe and healthy work environment;
  • Reduce the costs of manual handling injuries both to the organisation and individuals;
  • Address any client workplace factors which may increase the risk of manual handling injuries; and
  • Provide access to information on safe work procedures.


Applies to all workers including volunteers and contractors providing services to this organisation.

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