Manual Handling

Are You Qualified to Carry Out Manual Handling?

Are You Qualified to Carry Out Manual Handling?

Date: Tuesday, 21 June 2016. -  
Are You Qualified? , Blog, Manual Handling

According to ROSPA, 4.7 million working days were lost in 2014/15 due to workplace injury with manual handling accounting for a third of all workplace incidents.

All employers are required to reduce the risks of manual handling injuries as much as possible, and this involves taking the appropriate training in order to be able to implement the correct safety measures.

For any job role that involves lifting, lowering, carrying, pushing or pulling heavy and large items, it's essential that you have the adequate training and understanding in order to carry out the task safely.

Our infogram explains the importance of the imperative Level 2 Award in Safe Moving and Handling Course and will help you determine if you have all the relevant knowledge and skills to carry out manual handling correctly.

Take our short quiz below to find out if you will need to take the course in order to understand how to safely carry out manual handling tasks and avoid injury. 

5 reasons why you should invest in your employee’s health and safety

5 reasons why you should invest in your employee’s health and safety

Date: Friday, 17 June 2016. -  
Blog, Courses, Training, Health & Safety, Manual Handling

 
Human error 
 
Accidents are far more likely to occur when people are working long and tiring shifts or are new to a role. New starters are always eager to impress and may be too afraid to ask that all important question about how to operate a piece of machinery resulting in disastrous consequences. Workers completing a long shift will be far more at risk of injury because they will become fatigued and lose sense of what they are doing. 
 

By investing in training you can successfully manage health and safety by removing risks and guarantying that all members of staff know how to conduct themselves and most importantly stay safe. 

First Aid and the Manufacturing Industry

First Aid and the Manufacturing Industry

Date: Tuesday, 22 September 2015. -  
Blog, First Aid, Health & Safety, Manual Handling

Within the manufacturing industry, many workplaces are considered high-risk environments due to the operation of machinery. Having an abundance of first aiders on site will ensure that swift action can be taken to assess the severity of an injury and carry out the appropriate measures so that the casualty has the best chance of recovery possible. 

Manual Handling Courses with Imperative Training

Manual Handling Courses with Imperative Training

Date: Friday, 01 May 2015. -  
Blog, Courses, Manual Handling

In the year 2013- 2014 approximately 620,000 people had an accident in the workplace with 133 fatalities recorded in the UK alone. The last thing you want as an employee is to feel unsafe in your working environment or to obtain an injury that could severely impact your day to day life.