Why use a Trained Assessor for Your DSE Workstation Assessments?

Employers are required by law to protect their workers from the health risks associated with working with display screen equipment (DSE) such as computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones. Workers who use DSE on a daily basis for at least an hour at a time are...

Tailored Training: Create Experts in your own Workplace

In our last article we explored the evidence proving that people and manual handling training works, providing it is fully tailored. We looked at how an NHS trust had introduced a custom designed lifting aid and tailored training in an attempt to put a stop to a...

Wood Dust Monitoring: Changes in the Law

Wood dust is known to cause serious health problems. Carpenters and joiners are four times more likely to suffer asthma than other UK workers. Hardwood dust is especially hazardous as it contains carcinogens known to cause cancer, in particular nasal cancer....

Tailored People Handling Training Works – Here’s the Evidence

In our last article we looked at how the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is known to frown upon off-the-shelf manual handling training, and has branded it ‘a waste of time and money’. Having recently issued advice for employers on how to decide the help...

How to Ensure Your Patient Handlers Go Home Healthy

As we discussed in last month’s article, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is putting itself behind a campaign called Go Home Healthy. The HSE wants employers to do the right thing by their employers so that they can go home healthy every day. It is pushing...

How to Ensure your Staff ‘Go Home Healthy’

Go Home Healthy is one of the Health and Safety Executive’s latest campaigns. The HSE believes that ‘everyone should go home healthy from work’ and says that employers should do the right thing by protecting the health of their workers. Its campaign...

Time to Refresh your Skills as a Trainer?

The start of a New Year is a good time to think about refreshing your skills as a trainer, especially if you deliver training to colleagues or clients in the important areas of manual handling, people handling and evacuation chair operation. In our last post, we...