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 […]

Can Men Carry Heavier Loads Than Women

As a Manual Handling Consultant, I often go by the HSC guidelines when advising delegates on safe handling of loads – whether from table or off the floor etc. So, who’s stronger – men or women?  Without giving it any thought “Men are physically stronger” is often the automatic answer although this may be true […]

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 […]

The Boiling Frog – Which one are you?

Have you ever heard of the boiling frog? This is a myth from the 19thcentury that says if you place a frog (1) in a pan of boiling water it will jump out of the pan straight away, but if you put a frog (2) in a pan of cold water and bring the pan […]

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 […]