Did you know that Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) are the leading cause of workplace injury? According to the HSE, these disorders, which affect the muscles, joints, and tendons of the body, contribute to as many as 8 million lost working days every year.
One of the leading causes for developing these conditions is poor manual handling techniques. Heavy manual labour environments present a considerable risk to employees and businesses in Chester without the proper training in place.
So how can you protect yourself and your employees from the threat of limb disorders and back injuries?
Why Investing in Manual Handling Training is an Excellent Idea for Your Chester-Based Organisation
First and foremost, billions of pounds are lost every year to employee injury, with the leading ailment taking the form of ongoing MSDs. Thus, training covering the correct techniques and form can save your company thousands of pounds in lost productivity alone.
However, the investment is even more crucial from an employee welfare and business risk standpoint. Healthy employees are happy employees, and if businesses if manual labour industries have not trained their staff to the standards set out in the Manual Handling Operations Regulations of 1992 (which state that employers are responsible for ensuring that staff who lift or move loads are properly trained), you leave yourself vulnerable to legal action.
So if you put your team members through manual handling training in Chester, what can you expect them to learn on one of our courses?
Chester Manual Handling Training Course Expected Outcomes
Those undertaking one of these courses can expect to learn several best practices that will minimise the risks of developing MSDs or incurring another form of workplace injury.
The extensive manual handling course provided by TL Training covers:
- • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
- • Manual Handling Regulations 1992, as amended in 2002
- • Other handling associated legislation
- • The human body, spine and related injuries
- • Safe handling practices
- • The use of handling aids
- • Risk assessment for manual handling
- • Practical considerations
- • Kinetic lifting
- • Delegate assessment of understanding
The knowledge developed from attending this course will help you avoid many employee health risks in the workplace, including carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, and back pain/injury.
Can Manual Handling Training Take Place at My Chester Workplace?
Yes, here at TL Training, our experienced manual handling instructors are more than happy to attend your workplace to deliver the training. This can be arranged at a time to suit you, and we will work with you to ensure that as little disruption to your workplace as possible is caused.
Alternatively, you can send your team members to attend the course at our state-of-the-art facilities in nearby Merseyside if you would prefer. Our mission is to serve you in the best way we can, which is why we are flexible when it comes to course delivery locations.
Contact TL Training Today Concerning Your Manual Handling Training Requirements
Employers have a duty of care to ensure that manual handling hazards are identified, their risks assessed, and that appropriate steps are taken to control these risks. The manual handling training delivered by TL Training will enable you to fulfil those obligations while also protecting your employees and business.
For further information about our manual handling courses in Chester (including manual handling instructor training) or to book a place on one of our scheduled dates, please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team today by calling us on 0151 343 0588. Alternatively, you can fill out an online enquiry form regarding your prospective booking.