Virtual training available

We can now offer a virtual training version of our Manual Handling Train the Trainer: City & Guilds accredited Programme via Zoom – both for in-house events and open events. All sessions will be led by one of our regular trainers and we will strive to continue to...

A Guide to Manual Handling Safety on the Food Production Line

As we explored last month in our article on the subject of manual handling risk in the food and drink industry, there are a number of acute and chronic injuries associated with the various processes involved in this sector. Whilst employers place a great deal of focus...

Food and Drink Sector Manual Handling Solutions

Within the food and drink industry there is extensive manual handling in the shape of raw materials and equipment handling; food and drink production; container packing; stacking and moving, and delivery of goods to offsite locations. With such extensive need for...

Our Take on Wearable Devices for Manual Handling

A range of wearable devices designed to help reduce the risk of pain and injury to backs, joints and limbs, in other words, musculoskeletal disorders, has come onto the market recently. The devices electronically detect movement, angular rotation and free-fall and are...

Why Manual Handling Training Should NOT Become a Thing of the Past

In 2018, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) announced that off-the-shelf manual handling training should become ‘a thing of the past’. This was a topic we felt strongly about, because we could not agree more on the vital importance of tailoring manual...

Work-Related MSDs – Breaking Down the New HSE Report

In October 2018, the Health and Safety Executive published a report entitled, ‘Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders, a tri-sector exploration.’ With work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) being so widespread and having such a significant impact on...

New Year – Time for New Ideas on Manual Handling?

As another New Year dawns, it is the perfect time to pause and think about anything that did not work as well as it could have done over the past 12 months. It is also a great time to refresh skills and inject new ideas and energy into processes that may have gone...

A Guide to the HSE ART tool

In our last article we explored the tools that the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has made available to help with the identification of workplace risks associated with manual handling activities. The free tools are very helpful when it comes to making vital risk...

A Guide to the HSE Manual Handling Tools

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has developed a range of tools to help with the identification of workplace risks associated with manual handling activities. All of the tools are free and provide useful guidance on making these important assessments. Whilst it...