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 →

Somebody’s son: 5 ways to keep Dad safe this Father’s Day

Novelty 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... Continue Reading →

Back attack! The real cost of manual handling injuries

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... Continue Reading →

The ABC of OSH (Part 1)

As 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... Continue Reading →

On the first day of Christmas RoSPA gave to me…

... 12 myths of Christmas! With the festive season now upon us, health and safety is sometimes used as a reason to put a stop to people enjoying the festivities. Here, we break down the barriers and show you some of these myths - from not clearing snow from outside your home, to Santa needing... Continue Reading →

Correct lifting techniques: Manual handling tips you can’t afford to miss!

As our Manual Handling Statistics poster shows, an estimated 11.6 million working days a year are lost to work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders, or MSDs. In fact MSDs are the single biggest cause of workplace injury in the UK! What’s more, many of these injuries could be prevented if people used correct manual handling techniques, or ‘principles... Continue Reading →

Office workers: is your job killing you?

Here in the UK, nearly one in three employees work in an office of some description – around 10 million of us in total. While work related fatalities might not be as common amongst ‘desk jockeys’ as they are in other industries (see our shocking safety statistics infographic for more info) far too many people... Continue Reading →

Too hot to handle? Managing workplace risks in a heat wave

With a summer heatwave possibly on the way, many of us are turning our minds to BBQs and beach visits. However, for those of us unlucky enough to be stuck in work, it’s important to be aware of the additional, and potentially deadly, risks the hot weather can bring. What are the risks? Most outdoor... Continue Reading →

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