Why is Bespoke Manual Handling Training Better Than a Standard Course?
Injuries and conditions caused by poor or incorrect manual handling techniques or trying to manipulate a load which is too heavy or awkward are amongst the most common conditions affecting workers in an organisation, and some of the primary reasons for employees to require time off work to recover, which ultimately has a detrimental effect on the finances of the business in question. This is why it is so important for businesses which have a number of people moving loads about in some way - which will be the majority of companies - to provide manual handling training to their employees to reduce the chances of them suffering a manual handling related condition which forces them off work.
Manual handling training can come in many forms, but by far the most effective way is to provide your employees with an in-house bespoke manual handling training programme which focuses specifically on the loads and method of working that they engage in whilst performing their workplace duties, rather than a simple generic manual handling course which teaches them little more than things like to bend their knees or something.
A bespoke manual handling training course can be performed in a few hours, which can be a small amount of time compared to the amount of time these workers may be absent from the workplace should they suffer a manual handling condition such as a slipped disc or hernia which can keep them off work for months.
For more information regarding manual handling or indeed any other aspect of your health and safety training requirements, please call us on 0115 984 9940 or send us an online contact form by clicking on the "Contact" tab in the top right corner of the page.
Need an Accredited Course?
Along with designing bespoke health and safety training programmes, we also run the accredited NEBOSH, IOSH and ConstructionSkills (CSkills) health and safety courses as open courses at selected venues across the UK, as well as in-house for those companies who have a number of employees requiring the training, as it will be much more cost effective than sending them all onto a scheduled open course.
For more information please call 0115 984 9940 to discuss the options or send us an online contact form. Alternatively, use the "Courses" menu at the top of the page to view the courses and qualifications for the various awarding bodies.
These courses form the basis for our in-house training programmes. They can either be run as they are if the outline is exactly what you want, or can be be modified to suit the individual requirements of your organisation. Two or more can also be combined to tailor a bespoke training session for you.
Please click on a course title to find out more about what each one entails: