Top Tips for Manual Handling

Manual Handling – Top Tips I have now been a Manual Handling Consultant for 7 years working in the Health & Care Industry; training Nurses, Health Care Assistants & Therapists on safer Patient Handling.  Also training Council staff on Inanimate Load Handling and find that there are still some gaps in employee training. In this […]

The Bag Monster or The Monster Bag

A practical piece of kit a child tends to need for returning to school is a rucksack to carry their newly bought pencil case and pens, their books, lunch etc. Unfortunately, bigger rucksacks are normally bought “just in case” leading to children looking like rucksacks with legs or “bag monsters”. Having the wrong size rucksack, […]

Mind Your Christmas Backs

We may have just entered November, but Christmas is just around the corner! Restaurants are encouraging people to book Christmas parties or Christmas lunch at their establishments. Shops are awash with gift ideas, Christmas cards, baubles, tinsel and snow (artificial now). Meteorologists are telling us that this winter is going to be bad, with snow […]

Are you sitting comfortably then I’ll begin?

  Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 apply to workers who use DSE daily for an hour or more at a time. These are known as DSE users. With more of us using digital technology during our working day, such as PC’S, smartphones, laptops etc, employers must take steps to protect their staff […]

Pulling, Pushing, Lifting – three ways to hurt yourself!

If your company runs a warehouse, chances are that the operations that happen in this area are key to your business. In many cases, these operations will involve moving and handling ie lifting, lowering, carrying, pushing or pulling. All these activities pose a risk in a warehouse. Here are a few risks you need to […]

Happy Feet!

Are your feet happy enjoying the warm weather, exposed to the elements in those open toe sandals? Bliss! Or are they sad feet, sore and bruised because they have just come face to face with a heavy box? Think! When doing any moving and handing in the workplace wear appropriate footwear. Keeping your feet happy […]