Train Aid Launches New Line Of Manual Handling Courses
December 19, 2012 Business News(PRLEAP.COM) Train Aid Ltd has recently launched a new range of manual handling courses for businesses within the UK. The company started providing bespoke courses to the business sector last week, which proved very successful, and has subsequently led to the announcement that they will be rolled out to the market place in the New Year. Thousands of work days are lost each year because of people suffering injuries when moving objects. This type of training can help reduce the amount of days lost to injury, and the subsequent down turn in productivity.
Thirty eight per cent of all injuries that can cause a person to miss three days off work can be accredited to manual handling. This has led to over 1 million sufferers, whereby 12 million work days are lost, at an estimated cost of £5.7 billion to the economy. These startling statistics leave huge question marks as to whether or not enough preventive action is being taken.
Train Aid's new course aims to highlight the risks involved, educate the workforce and reduce the amount of missed work days to business. The aim is to protect the health of employees, but at the same time also safeguard employers against medical based claims. Companies can avoid being held to ransom by individuals if they have provided staff with the appropriate level of training.
The company combined the launch of the new manual handling courses with the recruitment of leading Health & Safety expert Joe Peters. Joe was on hand to provide an insight into his experiences in the field:
"I witnessed nearly every type of injury whilst working for 10 years as a removal man. Alongside this I also witnessed a lot of malpractice that cut short the career of many a good worker. The change for me came when I started delivering this type of training, and the general feedback over the past 5 years has been that it has reduced injuries, and saved my clients thousands of pounds".