Fit4Work Blog

Manual Handling: Train The Trainer Course Via Zoom Video Call

Due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, we’re now offering our Manual Handling: Train the Trainer course via Zoom video call. As demand for home deliveries has increased during the pandemic, many companies are taking on new staff to pick, pack and deliver orders. It’s vital that your new employees know how to handle [...]

Manual Handling: Train The Trainer Course Via Zoom Video Call

7 Tips On How To Work Safely From Home

How to safely work from home is a question which hasn't been asked much before. Now a large portion of the workforce are working from home due to Coronavirus it needs thinking about. Are you sitting correctly at your home workstation? Many employees don’t have the same workstation set-up at home as they do [...]

7 Tips On How To Work Safely From Home

Remote Working Workstation Checklist

Whether due to our workforce’s desire to strike a better work-life balance, or the increased productivity of those employees given the opportunity, remote working is on the rise. Enabling organisations to slash costs, whilst helping employees feel valued, trusted and happier in their work, the benefits are clear for employees and businesses alike. However, [...]

Remote Working Workstation Checklist

Manual Handling Training – The Fit4Work Approach

For employees required to handle, carry, or move objects as part of their job, Manual Handling Training provides employees with the knowledge to carry out their work safely, mitigating the risks of harming themselves or others. Arming employees with a rich knowledge of Manual Handling Techniques, this training also provides a clear bottom-line benefit [...]

Manual Handling Training – The Fit4Work Approach

DSE Assessments – Regulations or Duty of Care?

For some employees, DSE Assessments could seem like unnecessary organisational compliance, further regulations to follow, criteria to meet, and one more consideration in a no-doubt already-packed work schedule. In actual fact, DSE Assessments are a business process that represent an organisation’s duty of care to their employees, helping to ensure their health, safety, comfort [...]

DSE Assessments – Regulations or Duty of Care?

What to Avoid When Handling Patients in Care

The Risks Associated With Manual Handling Working within the healthcare field poses just as much risk to health and safety as some construction work, according to some industry findings. The main cause of injury comes with moving patients around a ward, between the bed and a wheelchair and other situations where lifting part of [...]

What to Avoid When Handling Patients in Care

Adjusting and Adapting Your Workstation

Why Adjusting and Adapting Your Workstation is Important Fit4Work carry out many display screen assessments at some of the country’s leading organisations, helping workers maintain good physical health while carrying out duties sitting for long hours at a desk with a computer screen. You would be surprised by the number of poor workstation setups [...]

Adjusting and Adapting Your Workstation

Seated or Standing Desk – Which Works for You?

Do You Sit at a Desk ALL Day? If you work at a desk you’re probably aware of the risks that are involved in sitting all day long. A sedentary working life can cause havoc on your health, with stiff shoulders and back ache causing problems for many. What's the alternative? Here we explore [...]

Seated or Standing Desk – Which Works for You?

Does Manual Handling Training Have to Be Boring?

The importance of Engaging Manual Handling Training Health and safety is an essential part of any employees training and working life. Without manual handling training the employee is at risk of harming themselves and others around them. Not everyone enjoys the training process but does manual handling training have to be boring? Not at [...]

Does Manual Handling Training Have to Be Boring?

What to Expect in Your Return to Work Interview

Returning to Work after Illness or Injury Returning to work from an illness or injury can be daunting. After a significant period away from your colleagues or duties, it’s completely normal to feel anxious. Common reservations such as the possibility of an overloaded inbox or details of your personal life being discussed, would make [...]

What to Expect in Your Return to Work Interview