Get Set Training LTD
Get Set Training LTD
Get Set Training LTD

Why hasn't training worked........in the past?

Researches have recently claimed that "there's no evidence that techniques taught around the world to encourage safe lifting can prevent back injury."

Handling

The study, conducted by the Finish Institute of Occupational Health in Helsinki, looked at over 18,000 workers and found no difference in back pain studies between groups that had recieved training in handling techniques and those that had not. They further went on to conclude that "either the recommended techniques do not actually work in reducing the risk of back injury.......or workers don't actually change their habits sufficiently for them (the techniques) to make a difference" We do not avoid this issue; we encourage these reports that challenge all our preconcieved ideas. The report is used as a tool in training to further reinforce our message:- The training is only the start, we will point out that people need to work hard and have the message continually reinforced until they "actually change their habits sufficiently for them to make a difference" You will not be left on your own with this, we provide free bi-monthly newsletters and an ongoing poster campaign to keep the training fresh in the memory.

Finish Institute for Occupational Health