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Nordic Rehab Ltd offer manual handling training physiotherapy packages for all types of businesses in Solihull and Birmingham.
WHAT IS MANUAL HANDLING?
"...any transporting or supporting of a load (including the lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving thereof) by hand or bodily force". ( Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 - definition)
The load can be object, animal or person.
So if we think about lifting, setting down, carrying, lowering, repetitive upper limb tasks, pushing and pulling - we see that all workplaces have some sort of manual element. It is your legal responsibility to keep your staff safe and ensure that you comply with the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 and Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992.
SO WHY MANUAL HANDLING TRAINING BY A PHYSIOTHERAPIST?
Back injuries are the largest cause of staff injury and absence here in the UK and many of these relate to manual handling. In fact, over a third of workplace injuries are caused by manual handling and include damage to backs, upper and lower limbs, distress to joints and repetitive strain injuries.
Our courses are practical, as we find that is the way people learn and remember best. Nordic Rehab physios will demonstrate technique and common errors, and your employees will be involved in practical and engaging workshops at their place of work.
Our chartered physiotherapists are highly specialised body mechanics and are also registered with ACPOHE (Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Occupational Health and Ergonomics). In order to register with ACPOHE, specialist competency must be demonstrated in the fields of occupational health or ergonomics.
WHAT'S INVOLVED IN A NORDIC REHAB MANUAL HANDLING WORKSHOP?
Our Physio will talk through and workshop around the following:
Spinal anatomy and a closer look at the back muscles
Causes of back and joint pains
Health and Safety laws and best manual handling practice
Safer manual handling – dos, don’t’s and definitely don’ts!
Unsafe situations and how to limit these.
Manual handling risk assessment – particularly important for leadership team
Demonstrations and physical practice within the workplace. Do you have an area within your workplace where there are potential tricky manual handling operations? Why not use the opportunity of having specialist problem solving during the training session!
Evaluation and conclusion
All our courses are highly flexible, bespoke, and will be based on our unique and HSE compliant SC Method. We can have a chat and arrange the content to make it perfect for your business needs.
BENEFITS OF NORDIC REHAB MANUAL HANDLING WORKSHOPS
Your staff will have the knowledge to proceed as safely as possible, and you will be compliant with legislation. Your work force will work together as a team to problem solve manual handling issues within your work organisation. The risk for work injuries and absenteeism will be greatly reduced. Your team will be empowered to carry out thorough risk assessments and we like to think that your staff will get a morale boost.
Give us a call, let's have a chat and see what we can do for you.