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Here at TH Training Solutions we are passionate about training businesses in moving and handling of people and objects.

Our training ranges from full induction to refreshers for experienced staff members. Because we understand health and safety regulations, we know exactly how to help your business to stay compliant.

Moving and handling is a key part of the working day for most employees. Almost all staff will be involved in moving things in some way in the workplace. Whether that involves equipment, laundry, catering, supplies or waste to assisting people in moving.

If you work in the Health and Social Care sector, it is vital to understand and practice the safe moving and handling of people and equipment. Similarly, in other businesses and sectors UK wide, manual handling skills are key to a safe working environment.

For that reason, all employers have a legal duty to train their staff correctly. It’s good practice and will ensure a competent and safe workforce.

Employers who don’t train their staff well are leaving their business vulnerable to risk. Above all, their staff could be at risk of injury or illness. Not to mention the knock on effects of costs and staffing issues.

In fact, poor practice can lead to a range of issues including:

• Back pain and musculoskeletal disorders, which can lead to inability to work
• Moving and handling accidents, which can injure both the person being moved and the employee
• Discomfort and a lack of dignity for the person being moved

Whether your staff are moving people or objects in work, set them up for success.  At TH Training Solutions, we can help you with all your training needs. Give us a call today to find out how our highly experienced trainers can work with your business.

What the Law says:

The following legislation may be relevant for assessing moving and handling risks:

• Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HSWA)
• Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (MHOR) (as amended 2002)
• Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
• Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER)
• Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER)

Similarly, The Health and Safety Executive has great resources on what businesses need to consider. 

Click here for the HSE website. 

Take a look at our Moving and Handling Courses below:

Moving and Handling Induction (People and Objects)

Moving and Handling Refresher (People and Objects)

Moving and Handling Principles (Objects)