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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. hoist 205 x 205

What’s more, all of our “Training in a nutshell” guides come with a strict 300 word limit!

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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.

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You can see our full range of people handling courses HERE

 

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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…

tc3110-infographic-tips-for-manual-handling-v3You can see our full range of people handling courses HERE

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Liftishutterstock_121022206ng. 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 poor manual handling. So what’s going wrong?

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family2Novelty socks, kitsch ceramic mugs, yet another new pair of slippers – most years, Father’s Day can end up feeling more like Groundhog Day. This year, however, we’d like you to put the cards aside for a moment and instead spare a thought for some of the dads who went off to work one morning and didn’t come home. It’s a sobering thought we know, but there is hope – especially when you consider how many things you can do to ensure that neither you, nor your colleagues, become another statistic…

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shutterstock_216252670 As we’ve discussed in previous posts about manual handling, heavy manual labour, awkward postures and previous or existing injury can all increase the risk of injuries. In this short piece, which originally appeared in RoSPA’s Occupational Safety & Health Journal, we explore some real life examples that show just how devastating manual handling injuries can be, and the steps you can take to avoid them altogether…

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iStock_000005528686XSmallAs every safety and health professional knows, there’s a near endless list of issues we need to consider if we are going to ensure every employee returns safely home to their families each night. While most of you will have studied for years to achieve the highest health and safety qualifications, there’s no harm in occasionally going back to basics to refresh your memory… Which in this case means remembering your ABCs! In this short post, we look at the first 12 letters of the alphabet and what they mean for the OSH professional…

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