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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

One Thing You Must Know About Risk in an Ailing Economy

What you are about to read may upset what you have always accepted as the truth, without asking questions.   If you have a job in risk management, you would have heard the phrase ‘reasonable practicable’. This is the term that risk professionals use to describe the need to balance the resources (time, money and […]