CPD Toolbox Volume 3: Manual Handling

boxesThe Society’s Facilities Management Sub Committee have published the latest instalment of the CPD Toolbox on the topic of Manual Handling.

Did you know that injuries due to Manual Handling account for one in every three accidents reported to the Health & Safety Authority (HSA) on an annual basis with a total of 80% of the Western world suffering from some form of back pain?

The Manual Handling of Loads Regulation places a requirement on the employer to:

  1.  Avoid/Reduce hazardous manual handling
  2. Conduct a Manual Handling Risk Assessment
  3. Provide instruction and training

To learn more about Manual Handling including interesting statistics, facts about back-pain, how to carry out a manual handling assessment and top ten key manual handling tips and tricks, download the full presentation on the SCSI website, by clicking here.