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Tips for Manual Handling Trainers

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Tips for Manual Handling Trainers

Dr Alistair Bromhead Ltd

Not everyone relishes the prospect of 1 to 4 hours of manual handling training! The trainees will typically be forced to attend and will have a selection of the following thoughts in their heads:

  • The company is only doing this to protect themselves
  • What does the trainer know about my job – they’ve never done it!
  • I’ve heard it all before
  • I’ve not had an injury in the past 20 years, why do I need this training?

Consequently, trainers will often dread the prospect of trying to educate, keep awake and control a group of 10 people who would rather be anywhere else! However, there are ways to make manual handling training interesting and beneficial for the trainee. A successful course will also be stimulating and enjoyable for the trainer.

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