Let’s talk about human capital

Human capital does not exist as a figure on a balance sheet. Rather, human capital is an intangible asset and represents the economic value of a worker's experience and skills. This includes education, training, intelligence, skills, health, and other things employers value such as loyalty and punctuality. Just like financial capital, human capital can be... Continue Reading →

Tackling musculoskeletal disorders

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are found across most industries and are associated with many different physical activities such as manual handling, repetitive tasks, muscular fatigue, load lifting, neck extension and awkward fixed postures. The highest incidence rates of MSDs are found in the agriculture, construction, health and social care, transport and logistics and public administration sectors.... Continue Reading →

Don’t put your back into it

With Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) costing the economy £6.6 million through lost working days and 469,000 workers suffering new or longstanding work related MSDs in 2017/18*, it’s safe to say that this is still a major issue facing both employers and employees despite advances in technology, training and awareness. With Manual Handling Training (people and objects)... Continue Reading →

Are you ready for #OSHtober?

Preventing musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in the workplace is a truly global challenge. From low back pain to sore joints, MSDs are a considerable cost to the NHS and a drain on the public health system across the world. Prevention is by far the better option when compared to the rehabilitation costs of bringing people back... Continue Reading →

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

According to gov.uk data, 61% of adults in England were classified as overweight or obese in the UK in 2016/2017. While this brings with it a raft of health problems in its own right, it also has major implications for caregivers. Coupled with the fact that the average age for retirement for nurses and care assistants is... 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 →

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