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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]