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, […]

Trainer Stress

Having been a nurse for many, many years, I have met people from all walks of life and during this time I have had to deal with all sorts of problems. Although this has helped me with my job as a Senior Moving and Handling Consultant I still have what I call my bugbears. These […]

Christmas Is Coming!

Oh, how I love the Christmas period. If you were to ask anyone who knows me, they may say I’m slightly obsessed! I’m the equivalent of a Bridezilla when it comes to Christmas preparation. There will be some of you out there who will understand where I am coming from and some of you will […]

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 […]

She’s not heavy she could have been your mother!

When I started my nurse training back in 1981, manually moving patients was a normal part of my working day. We used techniques such as The Australian Lift, Top and Tail Lift and the Drag lift. These techniques are now known as Controversial Techniques and should not be used. When Moving and Handling equipment began […]

What are your thoughts about Moving and Handling Training?

At Salveo Safety we run a variety of Moving and Handling Courses ranging from Moving and Handling of Loads, Moving and Handling of People, Moving and Handling for Therapists to name but a few.  We are also able to run Bespoke Courses to suit our Clients individual needs. (All courses can be seen on our […]

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 […]

A Pain in the Neck!

Smart phones have become a way of life. Every where you go people are on their phones, at the train station, in the supermarket, walking along the road, sitting in a restaurant even when driving!  Technology is a wonderful thing, but like most things should be used in moderation. Most of us when we text […]