Manual handling objects or people

There’s more to handling objects than just focussing on training workers how to lift

Have you got the right equipment for the job? Is there adequate space to move safely? Do you understand what factors are contributing to the risks associated with your tasks?
We can provide practical training sessions tailored to your needs, but if you want to make a lasting difference, we recommend combining this with a task or work systems analysis to really ‘get to grips with the issues’.

What are the benefits?

Clarity on risks
Clarity on risks
Practical solutions
Practical solutions
Save money on injury costs
Save money on injury costs
Everyone working safely
Everyone working safely

Manual handling or lifting training

Training sessions are practical, principle-based and interactive. Participants learn to apply ‘The 5 Steps to Safer Lifting’ to challenging handling tasks that they have identified in their work area.

 For your records, a summary report provides an outline of the session, who attended, issues discussed and recommendations made.

 Recommended group size is between 4 and 10 people for optimum interaction. This may vary with work groups and the size of your venue.

Assisting people to move safely

Moving and handling people requires skill to avoid injuries to both the carer and patient/client/resident. The physical design of the work area impacts the way people work, so if you are committed to safety, we recommend a facility assessment to review the layout, storage, flooring, furniture, equipment, tasks and your paperwork before deciding on your training requirements. We will help you meet current best practice guidelines.

 Is your equipment ‘fit for purpose’? We have expertise in evaluating, prioritising and selecting the right items for each situation.

If you want to build in-house capability to champion safer handling best practice we can tailor a programme to train your trainers.

Training topics may include bed mobility e.g. use of slide sheets; transferring e.g. use of hoists, lifter and transfer boards; and mobilising methods (including getting a person off the floor). Participants learn about matching the technique to the patient/client/resident’s abilities using the dependency continuum.

What others have said about this service

Thoroughly recommend this approach. A great way to start the conversation about improving manual handling.
Sue's friendly and professional manner in programme delivery was well received and enjoyed by management and staff. I would have no hesitation in recommending Sue to any prospective client.
Marketing Manager
Really positive and in tune with what we needed to understand.
Team member
Good to hear a different way to explain lifting and moving techniques. Very useful and interesting ways of using your body without straining.
Cleaning Services
We have noticed a reduction in the number of avoidable workplace injuries and an improved attitude to safe manual handling among our staff as a result. We would recommend Sue to any organisation, big or small.

Design your work so it 'works' for people

Get in touch with Alexander Ergonomics Consulting for improving workplace comfort, safety and efficiency