Free moving and handling workshops for care providers

Posted on June 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Moving and assisting people who require care is a major cause of injury. In October, Back Care Week will coincide with European Safety Week to focus on tackling musculoskeletal injury. The largest national event during the week will be within the care sector. Supported by the Health and Safety Executive, Mulberry House, which specialises in managing care related risks, has teamed up with St John Ambulance and Caring Times to host 2,000 free moving and handling workshops throughout the UK, focusing on the safe handling of people in care. Almost a third of all accidents resulting in time off are handling related, and this rises to 46% in care homes. This year, thousands of care staff will take time off due to preventable work related back injury. The misery, pain and discomfort those people suffer can be tremendous ­ some never working again. Last year, one in ten organisations had a claim against them with settlements averaging £6,500. Some were “headline settlements” exceeding £500,000 for care work handli

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