Online Manual Handling Training – not as good as tailored

Manual Handling
The rise in the use of on-line manual handling training may not be as useful in reducing risk as employers think. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in their report in 2018 suggested there was “little evidence that ‘off-the-shelf’ manual handling training, based on handling techniques, was effective”. Instead they recommend employers think more critically about the working practices and engineer changes to the working practice. They also reinforce the need for any training to be tailored to the tasks the workers carry out in their daily duties. This should include tasks, equipment and the environment in that daily practice. Training can be an important factor in reducing risk in manual handling but won’t maintain safety on its own. In accordance with the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 hazardous…
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Positive Points of Manual Handling Training

General, Manual Handling
The Health & Safety Executive defines Manual Handling as relating ‘to the moving of items either by lifting, lowering, carrying, pushing or pulling.’ As   such it can be applied to a lot of our daily activities, which makes manual handling training increasingly more important to us & our physical health.   However, manual handling training in the workplace is often perceived as being dull and only serving as a box ticking exercise to make sure employers have done their duty.   Proper manual handling training can in fact offer many more benefits than is initially realised. We not only need to consider how we handle items but also the amount of times we may employ manual handling daily. Constant & repetitively used poor manual handling techniques can result in…
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