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.