- Covers manual handling activities in office, factory, warehouse and outdoors
- Explains task assessment, injury prevention and proper handling techniques
- Includes printable PDF manual handling assessment form
With improper handling being the most common cause of injury in the workplace, and more than a third of workplace accidents caused by poor lifting technique, manual handling should be an essential aspect of every employer's health and safety training. The Watch Your Back DVD is a complete training aid which covers all aspects of manual handling in four different work environments - offices, factories, warehouses and outdoors. It's a great resource for employers who want to provide efficient yet comprehensive manual handling training along with any other workplace safety literature or posters.
Topics covered within this DVD are injury prevention, manual handling task assessment, factors affecting the task (such as the load type, individual ability and the environment), proper positioning and effective lifting, lowering, pulling and pushing. All aspects of manual handling are covered within just 15 minutes; this makes the training process concise and efficient, whilst ensuring that viewers are able to easily digest and put into action the advice given to them.
No matter whether employees are regularly carrying heavy loads as part of a physically demanding warehouse or factory position, or whether manual handling only occurs very occasionally, businesses should provide appropriate training to every single member of staff. Even something as simple as moving a large box of printer paper in an office can result in serious injury if done with poor handling technique, and can lead to employees requiring extended sick leave. To protect your workforce, make the Watch Your Back DVD an important part of your health and safety training.