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Test of Effort needed to move a patient up in bed

A pilot study to evaluate the differences between standing parallel to the side of the bed or taking an oblique offset position at the top of the bed. Recent research conducted by Loughborough Design School, Loughborough University UK. For more details download the document here:

Let’s stay in touch!

You may have heard about the new General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), that comes into effect May 25, 2018. To help comply with GDPR consent requirements, we need to confirm that you would like to receive content from us. We would like to keep you updated on relevant news and research as well as information about […]

NICE publish guidelines on “Healthy workplaces for happy and effective employees”

NICE publish guidelines on “Healthy workplaces for happy and effective employees” Promoting a culture that improves the health and wellbeing of employees is good management and leads to healthy and productive workplaces, says NICE. The advice comes from latest public health guidance from NICE which calls for employers and managers to do more to address the effect […]

OPS Autumn Schedule of courses

OPS are pleased to announce their Autumn schedule of courses. Our People Handling Instructor Course will commence on October 7th and run over 7 weeks with the course assessment on November 13. Our very popular People Handling Instructor Update course is scheduled for October 16th. People Handling Instructor Course This course is a FETAC/QQI Level […]

The Sedentary Office

There is growing evidence of the links between sedentary living (prolonged sitting and lying postures) and the main causes of morbidity and mortality i.e. cardiovascular disease, diabetes and some cancers. The British Journal of Sports Medicine (June 1st 2015) has published a consensus statement from a panel of experts providing guidance to combat the potential […]

Backcare

www.backcare.org.uk have recently revised their publication ‘A Carer’s Guide to safer moving and handling of people and the 3rd edition is now available. The contents have been expanded to include the latest statistics on UK carers, organisations providing support to carers, as well as basic information on core stability and posture, and national guidance on safer moving […]

Judicial guidance on Manual Handling Training and Management

Two High Court judgments over the last two years provide clear guidance on manual handling, which employers and their safety advisors should note and implement in order to avoid liability in claims by employees. Both cases involved unloading trolleys where loads were stacked above head height in a retail store.

QQI Award Brand

Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) is a state agency established by the Quality Assurance and Qualifications (Education and Training) Act 2012. This agency incorporates the awarding bodies, FETAC and HETAC .

Ergo Course and Leaflets

OPS is delivering a new 1 day course on practical workplace ergonomics on 14th November.   This course will provide an understanding of the basic principles of ergonomics and a knowledge of selected risk assessment tools for the identification of risk factors in the workplace.

Autumn 2014 Training Schedule

We have released the dates for our Autumn 2014 training courses and are delighted to introduce our new Introduction to Practical Workplace Ergonomics course. For further information or to book a place on any of these courses please contact 01 – 2885855 or email info@oops.ie.