Thirty eight per cent of all injuries that can cause a person to miss three days off work can be accredited to manual handling. This has led to over 1 million sufferers, whereby 12 million work days are lost, at an estimated cost of £5.7 billion to the economy. These startling statistics leave huge question marks as to whether or not enough preventive action is being taken.
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Train Aid’s new course aims to highlight the risks involved, educate the workforce and reduce the amount of missed work days to business. The aim is to protect the health of employees, but at the same time also safeguard employers against medical based claims. Companies can avoid being held to ransom by individuals if they have provided staff with the appropriate level of training.
Health & Safety expert Joe Peters has been given the role of coordinator for all future manual handling training. http://www.train-
“I witnessed nearly every type of injury whilst working for 10 years as a removal man. Unfortunately I also saw widespread malpractice that cut short the career of many good workers. The change for me came when I started delivering this type of training, and the general feedback over the past 5 years has been that it has reduced injuries, and saved my clients thousands of pounds”.