Bigger not better: preparing for a GROWING challenge with Safer People Handling

According to NHS data, 62% of adults in England are now classified as overweight or obese, compared to 53% 20 years ago. More than two-thirds of men and almost 6 in 10 women are overweight or obese. While this brings with it a raft of health problems in its own right, it also has major implications for caregivers.... Continue Reading →

Manual handling is one of the most common causes of injury at work and causes over a third of all workplace injuries. But these injuries can be prevented by making sure your organisation is equipped with the right knowledge and skills. With this in mind, we've put together a 'Top 10 Tips for Manual Handling' infographic... Continue Reading →

Who cares for the carers?

A view from Elizabeth Warren, policy advisor in the HSE’s Health and Social Care Services Unit. Preventing and reducing musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), sometimes known as MSKs, is one of HSE’s health priorities and part of its new Go Home Healthy campaign. MSDs are particularly important in health and social care. We all know that back... Continue Reading →

Training in a Nutshell – Level 3 Manual Handling Trainers

This special #OSHtober edition of Training in a Nutshell is looking at one of our most popular and prestigious courses, RoSPA Qualifications Level 3 Manual Handling Trainers course.  As usual, we’ll be outlining key benefits, course content and how to convince your boss to invest in the course. All in less than 300 words!  ... Continue Reading →

#OSHtober is coming…

It's almost that time of the year again, time for RoSPA's annual #OSHtober campaign. Each year we focus on a specific topic which highlights the devastating impacts that workplace accidents and ill health have. This year #OSHtober will raise awareness of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSDs) and the effects poor manual handling practice has on the... Continue Reading →

Training in a nutshell – Safer People Handling Hoist

In our new series of blogs, we take a bitesize look at a number of the training courses RoSPA offers. Quick facts and key benefits, so you’ve got all you need to know to find the right course for you and your business.

Top Tips for Patient Handling

If you're responsible for the moving and handling of people, then there's a lot to remember.  This handy infographic is packed full of top tips and advice to help ensure that you and your patients stay safe. You can see our full range of people handling courses HERE  

Our essential manual handling infographic is packed full of top tips to help ensure you and your colleagues stay safe when lifting objects.  So if your job requires any manual handling activity, there's something here for you... You can see our full range of people handling courses HERE

Heavy load: A trainer’s guide to manual handling essentials

Lifting. It’s not complicated, is it? You pick something up and put in back down again. Most of us have been doing it since we were a few months old. Yet incredibly, more than a third of all workplace injuries which result in someone being off work for more than three days are caused by... Continue Reading →

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