Manual handling training is an important part of health and safety. Statistics tell us that this is the case. Over 31 million working days are lost due to injuries as a result of workplace accidents, many of which could have been avoided.
Health and safety is not about apportioning blame but about making the workplace as safe and functional as possible. Manual handling, the correct lifting and moving of items either physically and/or with lifting equipment, is an important tool in reducing workplace accidents and injuries.
Training is essential but what are the do’s and don’ts of training employees to lift, move and carry things safely? [Read more…]