Another sleepless night due to back pain? Another pack of painkillers emptied? As babies we lift correctly but as we grow older we learn to do it the lazy way and lifting correctly becomes unnatural. Older but no wiser leads to back injuries and loss of quality of life. As tedious and annoying as it may seem, there is a reason why organisations are obliged to train their staff in Manual Handling every three years and why staff are obliged to cooperate with this training – The fact is that currently Manual Handling is the cause of 32% of all workplace injuries so if that can be reduced with some training then I say job well done!
Some injuries and disorders you don’t want:
- Musculoskeletal disorders
- Back injuries
- intervertebral disc damage
- Crushed limbs
- Cuts and abrasions
- Work-related upper limb disorders
No matter what age or fitness level, injuries can strike anyone who doesn’t heed the simple steps of proper Manual Handling. Knowing how to work correctly will ensure you and your employees continue to live the best life.