Did you know that according to the HSE a staggering 8.9 million working days were lost in 2016/17 as a result of musculoskeletal injuries? This means that over 507,000 workers suffering from work related back or other muscular injuries. An alarming statistic for sectors such as social care where manual handling is common. With the regulatory and financial pressures on the care sector no one can afford to ignore these realities.
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Have you ever thought about the cost and implication of a back injury to your organisation? Not only is there sick pay (which could go on for a considerable period of time) but also the costs of temporary staff, disruption and even potential litigation. Even worse, if one of your residents was injured, how would this affect them and how would your reputation fare? These cases of injury also impose ‘human’ costs (in terms of the impact on the individual’s quality of life, associated distress, and, for fatal injuries, loss of life), as well as the ‘financial’ costs. As a responsible person, what are you doing to ensure your organisation does not suffer these costs?
Following extensive research, we have developed a unique portfolio of Moving and Handling training courses to ensure that you, your staff or your residents don’t become another injury statistic.
With a structured outline but tailored to your needs our portfolio of courses offer value for money together with serious practical advice. Hands on training with scenario based outcomes ensure your staff have time to practice and develop real skills for real situations that they can use in your organisation.
Call us today for a discussion on how we can help you prevent back injuries in your organization.
We have skilled trainers available, all of whom have had excellent feedback from our customers. They are experienced in moving and handling and are able to offer solutions to the unique challenges you are facing.
Contact us for more information on the available courses and to book in your training session.
Competency of staff in your Nursing Home will result in less work related stress and strain cutting injury and illness leave. It also reduces the risks of injury not only to the patient but also the carer or nurse.
An investment in knowledge and training pays off!
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