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By I DILLEY 06 Apr, 2017

MANUAL HANDLING

MANUAL HANDLING is the handling of loads by HUMAN EFFORT, and can include lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying, intentional dropping or throwing or moving, by hand or bodily force.

Poor manual handling is the biggest cause of work-related injury, and the most common site of injury is the back. Back injuries range from sprains of the ligaments and strains in the muscles to more serious injuries such as slipped discs. Other injuries can include hernias, fractures; crush injuries, sprains and strains. All have one thing in common – PAIN!

Back injuries can result from a single wrong movement, but more commonly result from repeated stress on tired muscles.

Learning the correct manual handling techniques is essential in order to prevent injury and accidents.


Employers are required to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that hazardous manual handling operations are avoided. They must assess all hazardous manual handling operations which can’t be avoided, and then implement measures to reduce the risk of injury.

Employees also have responsibilities under Health & Safety Law. These are to:

• Take reasonable care of their own health & safety at work, and that of others who may be affected by their acts or omissions;
• Co-operate with their employer regarding health & safety;
• Use any equipment provided in accordance with the training and instructions given;
• Follow their employers’ systems of work to promote safety during the handling of loads.


THE BACK

The spine is made up of 33 bones called VERTEBRAE. Each vertebra has 4 joints, which enable them to move with respect to each other, thus giving the spine flexibility. The lower back or LUMBAR SPINE is the weakest part, as it carries the weight of the upper body, and therefore most likely to be damaged.

Between the vertebrae are the DISCS, made up of a jelly-like NUCLEUS, surrounded by a ring of tough fibres – the ANNULUS. The discs are firmly attached to the vertebrae, and act as shock absorbers when the vertebrae move. They have a poor blood supply, and therefore take a long time to heal if damaged.

Damage occurs by repeated stresses caused by stooping and twisting. This produces tiny tears in the annulus, which may lead to the contents of the nucleus bulging out through the annulus – referred to as a SLIPPED DISC.


By I DILLEY 21 Nov, 2016


 

The Driver CPC is a scheme for LGV (and PCV drivers) who drive professionally throughout the UK. It is being developed as a requirement of the EU Directive 2003/59, which is designed to improve the knowledge and skills of professional LGV and PCV drivers throughout their working life.

 

Driver CPC periodic training came a EU regulation on September 10th 2009. All drivers that drive a vehicle over 3.5 tons must complete cpc training to recieve their driver qualification card (DQC) to enable them to continue to drive for a living.


Once you have passed your Initial Driver CPC, you may think that’s it.

Unfortunately that is not the case. Your Driver CPC lasts for 5 years. To maintain your Driver CPC you will need to complete 35 hours of Periodic Training every 5 years, if you wish to continue to drive professionally.

 

Periodic Training is Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for bus, coach and lorry drivers. It carries on throughout your entire professional driving career regardless of how infrequently you drive.

 

The minimum length of a training course is 7 hours. The topics covered can range from safe and fuel efficient driving, to defensive driving techniques, first aid, health and safety, drivers’ hour’s regulations and Tacrographs. Courses are designed to ensure all Professional Drivers keep up-to-date with ever changing regulations.



At Universal training services midland ltd we have a variety of different courses that are fun and interactive, we currently offer the following courses.

Tachograph regulations
Emergency First Aid at work
Drivers safety
Health and safety

All the courses are designed to be interactive and fun but also to achieve the results.

For all new drivers since september 10th 2009 they now have to complete the following:

Module 1 - Theory test and hazard perception test
Module 2 - Case study theory test
Module 3- Practical Test
Module 4 -CPC Practical Test

Once all modules have been completed all new drivers also need to obtain the 35Hrs of cpc training over a 5 year period once they have passed Module 4.

At Universal Training all our trainers are HGV drivers so they understand the day to day duties of HGV drivers.

Courses can be delivered at our training venue or at a location of your choice the current costs are £55 plus vat per person but further discounts are added if you require a group booking please contact the office for further detailed quotes.

Call 01536 202549 for any more information or details of our courses.



By I DILLEY 03 Oct, 2016

What is IPAF

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) promotes the safe and effective use of powered access worldwide. Set up in 1983, IPAF is a not-for-profit members’ organisation that represents the interests of manufacturers, distributors, users, rental and training companies. It serves as a forum for all active in the world of powered access. IPAF has played a key role in promoting many of the design, safety and testing procedures that are now established in the powered access industry.


By I DILLEY 12 Sep, 2016

In all our lives, whether at work, home or at play, it is essential that we all know how to assist someone who is sick, or has been injured.

 

First aid, as the term implies, is the initial treatment given to someone who is injured or sick, prior to professional medical assistance arriving and taking over from you.

By completing a first aid course it will not make you a doctor, paramedic or nurse but by applying common sense and some basic life support skills, as well as providing care and confidence in you treatment for the casualty, you will learn skills that will enhance their well-being and in some very serious cases, possibly save their life.

Your prompt, safe and effective treatment could make a difference between life and death.

As a qualified first aider, your priorities for the casualty fall into the following categories:

PRESERVE life

ALLEVIATE suffering

PREVENT further illness or injury

PROMOTE recovery

For instance, if your casualty is suffering a major blood loss as a result of a serious cut,then you can preserve life by offering treatment immediatley and not waiting for proffessional help to sort it out for you.If you do nothing your casualty could bleed to death.

We can prevent the condition from worsening by applying a secure sterile dressing on the injured part in order to control the blood loss and prevent the risk of infection.

We can promote recovery by treating the casualty for shock and ringing for an ambulance.

Our first aid courses at Universal Training Services Midlands Ltd are are fun,interactive and delivered to a very high standard and reasonably priced.

The HSE states that employers have a duty of care to render a first aid need to their employees should they become injured or ill in the workplace.

We deliver first aid courses on a regular basis both at our training venue or at company sites if this is preferred.

By I DILLEY 16 Aug, 2016
At Universal training we have now our own dedicated PASMA instructor,Bob Dilley passed his instructor qualification earlier this month.
The course is a minimum of 6  hours in duration and covers the following elements:

Theory session covering all aspects of safety and all regulations to EN:1004 standards.

The candidates then require to complete a theory test of 30 questions and they need to obtain a minimum of 24 out of a possible 30.


The candidates are then split into groups and will have to build two different mobile towers (3T method and the AGR system)

3T method - through the trap method allows the operative to position himself  through the trap of the platform and place horizontal braces ahead of  them so that collective fall prevention measures are in place before they stand on the platform.

Advance guardrail system - This method uses a different set of equipment allowing guardrails to be placed ahead of the platform from the safety of the level below,so that collective fall prevention measures are in place before the operative stands on the platform.

The candidates will inspect all components thoroughlyfollowing the manufacturers manual the teams then build the towers safely under supervision from the instructor.Once built they will then move and re- inspect  the tower . A scaff tag is then completed by all candidates to demonstrate and show each person how to fill in the scaff tag correctly for mobile towers.

Qualification will last for 5 years then a renewal course will be due.

Universal training services midlands ltd can carry out PASMA courses at our training venue or at your company site. If you have any questions please contact us further.

IPAF Training

By I DILLEY 06 Apr, 2017

MANUAL HANDLING

MANUAL HANDLING is the handling of loads by HUMAN EFFORT, and can include lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying, intentional dropping or throwing or moving, by hand or bodily force.

Poor manual handling is the biggest cause of work-related injury, and the most common site of injury is the back. Back injuries range from sprains of the ligaments and strains in the muscles to more serious injuries such as slipped discs. Other injuries can include hernias, fractures; crush injuries, sprains and strains. All have one thing in common – PAIN!

Back injuries can result from a single wrong movement, but more commonly result from repeated stress on tired muscles.

Learning the correct manual handling techniques is essential in order to prevent injury and accidents.


Employers are required to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that hazardous manual handling operations are avoided. They must assess all hazardous manual handling operations which can’t be avoided, and then implement measures to reduce the risk of injury.

Employees also have responsibilities under Health & Safety Law. These are to:

• Take reasonable care of their own health & safety at work, and that of others who may be affected by their acts or omissions;
• Co-operate with their employer regarding health & safety;
• Use any equipment provided in accordance with the training and instructions given;
• Follow their employers’ systems of work to promote safety during the handling of loads.


THE BACK

The spine is made up of 33 bones called VERTEBRAE. Each vertebra has 4 joints, which enable them to move with respect to each other, thus giving the spine flexibility. The lower back or LUMBAR SPINE is the weakest part, as it carries the weight of the upper body, and therefore most likely to be damaged.

Between the vertebrae are the DISCS, made up of a jelly-like NUCLEUS, surrounded by a ring of tough fibres – the ANNULUS. The discs are firmly attached to the vertebrae, and act as shock absorbers when the vertebrae move. They have a poor blood supply, and therefore take a long time to heal if damaged.

Damage occurs by repeated stresses caused by stooping and twisting. This produces tiny tears in the annulus, which may lead to the contents of the nucleus bulging out through the annulus – referred to as a SLIPPED DISC.


By I DILLEY 21 Nov, 2016


 

The Driver CPC is a scheme for LGV (and PCV drivers) who drive professionally throughout the UK. It is being developed as a requirement of the EU Directive 2003/59, which is designed to improve the knowledge and skills of professional LGV and PCV drivers throughout their working life.

 

Driver CPC periodic training came a EU regulation on September 10th 2009. All drivers that drive a vehicle over 3.5 tons must complete cpc training to recieve their driver qualification card (DQC) to enable them to continue to drive for a living.


Once you have passed your Initial Driver CPC, you may think that’s it.

Unfortunately that is not the case. Your Driver CPC lasts for 5 years. To maintain your Driver CPC you will need to complete 35 hours of Periodic Training every 5 years, if you wish to continue to drive professionally.

 

Periodic Training is Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for bus, coach and lorry drivers. It carries on throughout your entire professional driving career regardless of how infrequently you drive.

 

The minimum length of a training course is 7 hours. The topics covered can range from safe and fuel efficient driving, to defensive driving techniques, first aid, health and safety, drivers’ hour’s regulations and Tacrographs. Courses are designed to ensure all Professional Drivers keep up-to-date with ever changing regulations.



At Universal training services midland ltd we have a variety of different courses that are fun and interactive, we currently offer the following courses.

Tachograph regulations
Emergency First Aid at work
Drivers safety
Health and safety

All the courses are designed to be interactive and fun but also to achieve the results.

For all new drivers since september 10th 2009 they now have to complete the following:

Module 1 - Theory test and hazard perception test
Module 2 - Case study theory test
Module 3- Practical Test
Module 4 -CPC Practical Test

Once all modules have been completed all new drivers also need to obtain the 35Hrs of cpc training over a 5 year period once they have passed Module 4.

At Universal Training all our trainers are HGV drivers so they understand the day to day duties of HGV drivers.

Courses can be delivered at our training venue or at a location of your choice the current costs are £55 plus vat per person but further discounts are added if you require a group booking please contact the office for further detailed quotes.

Call 01536 202549 for any more information or details of our courses.



By I DILLEY 03 Oct, 2016

What is IPAF

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) promotes the safe and effective use of powered access worldwide. Set up in 1983, IPAF is a not-for-profit members’ organisation that represents the interests of manufacturers, distributors, users, rental and training companies. It serves as a forum for all active in the world of powered access. IPAF has played a key role in promoting many of the design, safety and testing procedures that are now established in the powered access industry.


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