According to the HSE, lifting and handling injuries account for over 38% of all reasons for sickness absence from work in the UK. Musculo-skeletal injuries are incredibly common, and back injuries are the most common of such injuries at work. Thinking about it, we probably all know someone who has suffered back pain at some point in their lives.
We can help with a preliminary audit of your workplace, assessing general lifting and handling tasks undertaken. The next step is to calculate the risks present and put in place suitable controls to limit the potential harm caused by lifting and handling activities down to safe levels.
We can also help with writing lifting and handling policies and procedures and delivering employee training.
We have consultants that hold City & Guilds and IOSH qualifications for both general manual handling training and specialist evacuation chair handling training.
Talk to us today about your lifting and handling safety needs.