We provide employees with training in manual handling where the risks cannot be eliminated or reduced by other means. However, accident and ill-health records indicate that levels of back-related injuries have not reduced. How can we improve the effectiveness of training?

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We provide employees with training in manual handling where the risks cannot be eliminated or reduced by other means. However, accident and ill-health records indicate that levels of back-related injuries have not reduced. How can we improve the effectiveness of training?

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Where risks from lifting and handling loads cannot be eliminated or reduced, training programmes that are designed to make employees aware of the risks associated with manual handling, as well as practical training in how to reduce the likelihood of becoming injured through good lifting and handling practice, can be utilised.

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