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Dignity Action Day 1st February 2018

Dignity Action Day #DAD2018 is an annual opportunity for health and social care workers, and members of the public to uphold people’s rights to dignity and provide a truly memorable day for people who use care services. It aims to ensure people who use care...

Consultancy Focus: Manual Handling Training

Manual Handling Training Explained by Bristol’s Acorn Health and Safety Consultancy Manual Handling Training According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), work-related muscular skeletal disorders (WRMSD) account for around 40% of all work-related ill...

Acorn Release Short Training Videos

Over the years we’ve been asked to provide short clips and videos to support classroom based learning and to help refresh key skills.With that in mind we’ve produced a handful of short training clips around some of the training that we provide, although we...

Care Home Residents put at Risk – Care Home Fined by HSE

A Middlesex-based national care home operator, MNS Care PLC, has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for exposing residents to a risk of being scalded, and for using potentially unsafe lifting equipment at their Hanbury Court Care Home in...

Manual handling

Manual handling causes over a third of all workplace  injuries. These include work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) such as pain  and injuries to arms, legs and joints, and repetitive strain injuries of  various sorts. The term manual  handling covers a wide...