North West Fire Solutions Ltd is now offering manual handling training courses for Wirral, Liverpool and Cheshire businesses. Manual handling is perhaps the most crucial ‘day-to-day’ form of health and safety training you could invest in this year. Unlike fire safety training, manual handling skills are likely to come into play during most working days, since your staff are required to lift objects throughout the normal course of a day. Fire fortunately does not occur each day, so cumulatively it would not be fair to relegate the importance of manual handling training to a position below that of fire safety training.
A healthy mix of manual handling theory and practice
The course we offer here at North West Fire Solutions Ltd aims to juggle a healthy balance between manual handling theory and practice. The course predominately covers the below areas:
- How to handle heavy loads safely
- How to handle light objects which are handled repetitively
- How to carry out a ‘manual handling risk assessment’.
Manual handling accidents cost businesses millions of pounds each year
A third of all UK work related injuries are due to manual handling errors which would have been avoidable if the correct training had been offered to affected staff. Such injuries cost the British tax payer and businesses more than a hundred million pound during 2013 and let’s not forget the disruption which is caused when a key staff member is absent from work due to illness of any nature. It has been reported by the Office of National Statistics that a mouth-watering twelve million working days were wiped out during 2013 due to manual handling injuries alone!
If your staff are expected to lift heavy objects during the normal course of their working day then sending your staff on a manual handling course should really be seen as a must.
Below is a list of ‘at risk’ sectors which account for the vast majority of manual handling accidents:
- Healthcare (incl. care homes and hospitals)
The Manual Handling Operation Regulations 1992 at Regulation 4 requires employers to take ‘reasonable steps’ in reducing the risks of injury to their workers. Such ‘reasonable steps’ could include the provision of staff training. Clearly our manual handling course would provide compelling evidence that you took reasonable steps in reducing the risk of injury if a staff member is involved in an accident.
The relevant certificates in manual handling which North West Fire Solutions Ltd is able to award includes:
- CIEH Level 2 Award in Principles of Manual Handling
- CIEH Level 2 Award in Manual Handling Principles
Call today on 0151 665 0124 to arrange your training
Please call North West Fire Solutions today on 0151 665 0124 for manual handling training in Liverpool, Wirral, Cheshire, North Wales or Lancashire.