Failure to address manual handling issues in line with the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 is a criminal offence.
Around 5 million working days are lost each year due to back pain. This is the equivalent of 20,000 people being off work for a year.
Around 80% of the population will suffer from serious back pain at some point in their life.
An average of 38% of accidents in the work place are attributed to manual handling.
Manual handling injuries and accidents costs money in compensation claims.
We offer 90 minute on-site courses which cover legal requirements and safe lifting techniques and show how to avoid injuries.
Our training raises awareness of the issues around manual handling and reduces risk to staff engaged in manual handling practices.
We also identify the costs to companies and staff affected by manual handling injuries.