New WHO 2020 guidelines on physical activity and sedentary behaviour have just been launched.
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The Health and Safety Authority have issued guidance on working from home for employers and employees.
Are you sitting longer since working from home? Here are some great ways to introduce more movement and physical activity into your day. Download Are you sitting longer since Working from Home leaflet Are you sitting longer since working from home? A recent survey by the Irish Heart Foundation has revealed that approximately 53% of […]
Manual Handling and People Handling training is a statutory requirement. The Health and Safety Authority has confirmed that there are no exemptions or relaxation of the statutory requirements under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 or associated regulations with respect to this training in the COVID-19 emergency. The HSE have issued guidance […]
The Chartered Physiotherapists in Occupational Health and Ergonomics (CPOHE) have issued guidance to their members on the provision of patient handling training during the Covid19 crisis. The CPOHE committee’s opinion is that practical people handling should not continue during the Covid 19 crisis, as it is impossible to conduct this training without being in close contact with […]
OPS have developed ergonomic guidance on Working from Home (WFH) to assist employees to work remotely during the current Covid -19 crisis. This information will assist people to set up their home DSE workstation and to work comfortably. OPS can provide remote or virtual workstation evaluations for employers and organisations and to assist their employees […]
The Health and Safety Executive in the UK have recently updated their leaflet ‘Manual Handling at Work’ a brief guide. The revised leaflet is available as a download on the link below or can be purchased in hard copy from the Health and Safety Executive UK. Manual Handling at Work
The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) have recently published new guidance on how to manage ergonomic risk in the workplace and improve musculoskeletal health. Managing Ergonomic Risk in the Workplace to Improve Musculoskeletal Heal This guide gives direction on the actions that need to be taken in order to manage ergonomic risks at workplace level. […]
The HSE have recently published guidance around the delivery of manual and people handling training in HSE settings. These guidance documents will be of interest to manual and people handling instructors providing training in HSE centres. Links to these documents are listed below. Manual Handling and People Handling Training Guidance for Line Managers https://www.hse.ie/eng/staff/safetywellbeing/healthsafetyand%20wellbeing/manual-handling-and-people-handling-training-guidance-for-line-managers-faq.pdf Manual […]
We are pleased to announce new course dates for Spring 2020 for our People Handling Instructor and our People Handling Update Courses The People Handling Instructor Course leads to a QQI Special Purpose Certificate in People Handling Instruction Level 6 (6S0243). This course is for individuals who wish to provide patient/people handling instruction in the workplace. It […]
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:
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- WHO Guidelines on physical activity and sedentary behaviour 2020 December 3, 2020
- Guidance on Working from Home for Employers and Employees November 24, 2020
- Are you sitting longer since working from home? September 8, 2020
- HSE issues guidance on the provision of Manual and Patient Handling Training in the COVID-19 emergency May 6, 2020
- CPOHE Guidance on the Provision of Practical Patient/People Handling Training during the COVID 19 pandemic April 16, 2020