Health & Safety Training for Businesses – FAQ’s 

  1. Why should my business choose Fit4Work as a training provider?

    Conducting workplace health and safety training for a decade, Angela Hinton of Fit4Work is a trusted provider of DSE Assessments, Manual Handling, and Patient Moving & Handling Training Courses. With over twenty years’ experience treating musculoskeletal injuries, Angela is a specialist in the ailments this crucial training is designed to avoid. Fit4Work have helped large organisations like the UK Border Force, BBC and HMRC keep their employees safe at work, and comply with health and safety regulations.

  2. Can we discuss an offer price for larger groups of trainees?

    For businesses who’d like us to train multiple employees to carry out DSE Assessments inhouse, our (IOSH Approved) DSE Assessor Training is available at a price of £345 for up to two individuals (+ £75 for every additional person). Remote DSE Assessments cost £75 per person, and include on the spot advice, exercises, a detailed consultation featuring important physiotherapeutic considerations, and a follow-up report for employers.

    To provide value for money, our costs for Manual Handling Training are £184 for up to 8 people (+£25 for every additional person). For businesses seeking to train a group of employees to deploy Manual Handling Training, we offer a price of £1,600 for up to 8 people.

    Patient Moving & Handling Training requires detailed arrangements with each specific business it is deployed in. Please give us a call to discuss. Group prices for our Patient Moving & Handling Train the Trainer course are £700 for two people, and £900 for three.

    With no VAT to pay across the board.

  3. Can Fit4Work provide remote training?

    Currently, we provide DSE Assessments remotely, via Zoom at the price of £75 per person.

    Remote (IOSH Approved) DSE Assessor Training is also available via Zoom, at the price of £220 (+£75 for every additional person)

    We also provide Remote Manual Handling Train the Trainer courses via Zoom! Give us a call today to discuss your requirements, and details such as pricing, and availability.

DSE Assessments FAQ’s – Health & Safety Training for Businesses!

  1. What is a DSE Assessment?

    DSE stands for Display Screen Equipment. Training providers like Fit4Work help businesses to protect employees using a computer workstation, helping individuals to avoid the musculoskeletal injuries that can occur due to improper workstation set up. DSE Assessments promote employee health and safety, and protect businesses from disruption.

  2. What is involved in a DSE Assessment? (What does it look like?)

    Our DSE Assessments include an assessment of:

    – Posture
    – Seating
    – Monitor, keyboard, mouse and other equipment set-up and position

    We also include:

    – Training on correct postural alignment when seated
    – On the spot changes to the user’s set-up where possible
    – Exercises to help prevent musculoskeletal injuries if appropriate

  3. Do all employees require a DSE Assessment?

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    DSE Assessments are required for all employees using display screen equipment for at least one continuous hour each day.

  4. How long do DSE Assessments take to complete?

    Fit4Work’s Individual DSE Assessments take roughly 30 minutes to complete.

  5. Are DSE Assessments a legal requirement?

    DSE Assessments are required by law for all employees using computer workstations (display screen equipment) daily for an hour or more a day, and help businesses to meet the requirements of the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992.

  6. Are DSE Assessments a requirement for remote workers too?

    For employees working remotely on a permanent basis, DSE Assessments are not only encouraged, but are mandatory if businesses are to comply with the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992.

  7. How frequently should we provide assessments?

    DSE Assessments are required whenever changes are made to computer workstations, or when a new employee who will utilise display screen equipment joins a business. With both of these things in mind, we recommend scheduling DSE Assessments every 1-2 years.

  8. Can’t we carry out DSE Assessments inhouse?

    Businesses can deploy their own DSE Assessments inhouse with the help of our (IOSH Approved) DSE Assessor Training courses. In just 6 hours, we can train employees to provide high-quality assessments inhouse, helping businesses to save money in the future, whilst protecting their people and meeting laws and regulations.

  9. Is this training IOSH Approved?

    Our DSE Assessor Training course is IOSH Approved and meets the highest continuing professional development standards.

Manual Handling FAQ’s – Health & Safety Training for Businesses!

  1. What is Manual Handling Training?

    Manual Handling Training protects individuals who are required to carry, handle and move objects in their work. Providing delegates with the techniques to avoid injuries, Manual Handling Training promotes employee health and safety, and by doing so, maximises productivity in the workplace.

  2. What is involved in Manual Handling Training? (What does it look like?)

    Our Manual Handling Training explores:

    – Manual handling regulations
    – The effects of unskilled handling techniques
    – The anatomy of the spine and the effects of poor handling techniques on the body
    – Video presentations analysing incorrect handling techniques

    We also delve into:

    – The core stability muscles, and how to activate them to stabilise the spine
    – Practical handling of loads to ensure correct techniques have been learned
    – Back care management: demonstration of, and participation in, suitable exercises to promote a healthy spine at work and at home

  3. Is Manual Handling Training a legal requirement?

    Businesses that require employees the move, lift or carry objects at work, are required to provide Manual Handling Training to reduce the risk of injury to employees. Fit4Work’s Manual Handling Training courses can help employees to meet mandatory Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992.

  4. How long does the Manual Handling Training take to complete?

    Fit4Work’s Manual Handling Training is a half-day course delivered at your place of work.

  5. How frequently should the training be refreshed?Health & safety training for businesses

    The HSE recommend that Manual Handling Training should be refreshed annually (once a year). At Fit4Work, we advise that you schedule sessions ahead of time, so you can get down to business and wait for us to remind you of your upcoming training when the time comes.

  6. Can’t we carry out Manual Handling Training inhouse?

    Businesses can deploy their own Manual Handling Training inhouse with the help of our Manual Handling Train the Trainer courses. In just two consecutive days across one week, Fit4Work’s Angela Hinton can train employees to provide high-quality Manual Handling training inhouse, saving the company money in the future and increasing the delivery of new skills throughout the organisation.

Patient Moving & Handling FAQ’s – Health & Safety Training for Businesses!

  1. What is Patient Moving & Handling Training?

    Patient Moving & Handling Training courses protect individuals involved in patient care and the physical moving of people, helping to prevent injuries to both parties.

  2. What is involved in Patient Moving & Handling Training? (What does it look like?)

    Our highly practical Patient Moving & Handling Training courses are tailored to the delegates attending, and the setting they work in.

    The course explores:

    – Risk Assessments
    – The legislation and legal requirements surrounding Moving & Handling
    – Anatomy of the spine: how and why injuries occur
    – Postures to avoid
    – Demonstration and practise of correct handling techniques
    – The correct use of equipment

  3. Is Patient Moving & Handling Training a legal requirement?

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    It is mandatory for organisations to provide Patient Moving & Handling Training for all employees handling people at work. Fit4Work help organisations such as hospitals, care homes, day centres, and those individuals providing care in patients meet Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 regulations.

  4. How long does Patient Moving & Handling Training take to complete?

    Our Fit4Work Patient Moving & Handling Training courses take a day to complete.

  5. How frequently should the training be refreshed?

    The HSE recommend that Patient Moving & Handling Training should be refreshed annually (once a year). However, it is crucial that businesses provide this training to new starters before they begin working.

    We offer a half day refresher course for individuals who’ve undergone our original one-day Patient Moving & Handling Training course.

  6. Can’t we carry out Patient Moving & Handling Training inhouse?

    Businesses can deploy their own Patient Moving & Handling Training inhouse with the help of our Patient Moving & Handling Train the Trainer courses. The four-day train the trainer courses are delivered across two consecutive days over two weeks (two consecutive days – one week, two consecutive days – the following week), and help businesses to save money in the future and increase the delivery of new skills throughout the organisation.

Call 0113 3501776 or 07745801438 now and find out more about our health & safety training for businesses!

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