Manual Handling and Musculoskeletal Disorders Training

MANUAL HANDLING

 

Our manual handling and musculoskeletal training courses assist you company in the management of MSK injury within your organisation.  Our specialists will deliver dynamic and practical training.  We have assisted many organisations in the successful achievement of the Better Health at Work Award.

 

Incorrect manual handling is one of the most common causes of injury at work. Manual handling injuries can happen anywhere people are at work – heavy manual labour, awkward postures, manual materials handling, and previous or existing injuries are all risk factors in developing musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).

The Health & safety Executive (HSE) Regulations require employers to:

  • avoid the need for hazardous manual handling, so far as is reasonably practicable;
  • assess the risk of injury from any hazardous manual handling that can’t be avoided
  • reduce the risk of injury from hazardous manual handling, so far as is reasonably practicable.

 

 

Our services include:

 

Manual Handling Training & Refresher Training

Our half day course will provide delegates with the appropriate knowledge and various practical skills involved in safe manual handling.

 

  • Manual handling risk factors and how injuries can occur
  • How to carry out safe manual handling, including good handling technique
  • Appropriate systems of work for the individual’s tasks and environment
  • Use of mechanical aids
  • Practical work to allow the trainer to identify and put right anything the trainee is not doing safely

 

 

MSK AWARENESS WORKSHOPS

Our workshops are typically 2-3 hours long and can be delivered to groups in a variety of locations, such as large meeting rooms or in ready-to-work areas. All workshops will be tailored to the needs of your organisation.

 

Musculoskeletal Disorders in the Workplace

Our highly interactive sessions are directed at managers aiming to increase understanding of the impact of MSDs in the workplace in relation to productivity, absenteeism and presenteeism. You will learn how to manage MSDs and will be given information on injury prevention strategies and the benefits of Occupational Health provision.

 

Work-related upper limb disorders

Typical examples include repetitive strain trauma, hand/wrist tendon syndromes or carpal tunnel syndrome which can occur in work settings where there are repetitive or forceful movements or extensive flexion of the hand and wrist. Our workshop focuses on risks and how to reduce risks, and provides advice and exercises along with written course material.

 

Spinal Awareness Training

Back pain can be caused by many work situations and frequently fluctuates, leading to episodic exacerbations. Our anatomy-based presentation discusses what can go wrong with the spine and how to self-manage back pain in the workplace. Evidence-based interventions will also be discussed and exercises alongside lifestyle advice will be offered which have been demonstrated to reduce the impact of back pain.