Manual Handling

Health or Wealth? 5 Reasons to Invest in First Aid Training for your Work staff

Health or Wealth? 5 Reasons to Invest in First Aid Training for your Work staff

Sarah McLoughlin
Posted by: Sarah McLoughlin

Date: Thursday, 21 September 2017. -  
Blog, First Aid, Manual Handling

Workplace First Aid Training is crucial for all work staff regardless of the sector that the business is in to help prevent workplace injuries. Legal requirements place a duty on all employers to ensure the health, safety and welfare of all employees whilst at work. By investing in First Aid Training for your work staff, you are subsequently investing in your business and showing that you care.

Workplace Safety 101

Workplace Safety 101

Sarah McLoughlin
Posted by: Sarah McLoughlin

Date: Thursday, 24 August 2017. -  
Blog, First Aid, Training, Online Training, Health & Safety, Manual Handling

It is the responsibility of the employer to ensure all employees are kept save at work. Regardless of the environment you work in whether it’s an office building or a construction site, health and safety is an essential for all workplaces.

Imperative Easter Eggs Part 1 – can you spot the hidden Health and Safety pitfalls?

Imperative Easter Eggs Part 1 – can you spot the hidden Health and Safety pitfalls?

Jenny Brannan
Posted by: Jenny Brannan

Date: Tuesday, 11 April 2017. -  
Blog, Health & Safety, Manual Handling

Regardless of your working environment, be it an office, a leisure centre or a construction site, health and safety is an absolute must.

Every now and again, it’s quite common to come across some health and safety pitfalls in the workplace, but the most important thing about these is spotting them before they turn into a serious hazard which puts employees and employers at risk. 

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. 

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