Entries by lelia

Make Your Move in the Workplace – New Tips Leaflet

OPS are pleased to announce that we have developed a new information leaflet on Physical Activity and the use of Sit-Stand options in the workplace! Download ‘Make Your Move in the Workplace’ here:  Download ‘Tips for physical activity’ here: 

Back Pain Myth Busters

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy is busting myths about back pain and reinforcing what the latest evidence says is best for your back. Download the information leaflet below or visit http://www.csp.org.uk/your-health/healthy-living/public-information-leaflets/back-pain-myth-busters for more details.  

Spring 2018 Course Dates Announced

We are pleased to announce new course dates for Spring 2018 for our People Handling Instructor Course and People Handling Instructor Update Course. 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 […]

HIQA – National Standards for Residential Care Settings for Older People in Ireland

The Health Information and Quality Authority have published updated standards for Residential Care Settings for Older People in Ireland. These standards supersede all previous standards for residential care settings for older people in Ireland and came into effect on 1 July 2016. They are available to download from the HIQA website https://www.hiqa.ie/sites/default/files/2017-01/National-Standards-for-Older-People.pdf

Manual Handling Operations Regulations – Guidelines Revised

The HSE UK have revised their guidance on the Manual Handling of Loads Regulations. This document can now be down loaded from the HSE website http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/l23.htm Changes since the last edition: The publication has been restructured into four parts, with the regulations and brief guidance in Part 1 and more detailed guidance to help carry […]

Manual Handling Assessment Charts (the MAC tool)

The MAC tool was developed to help the user identify high-risk workplace manual handling activities and can be used to assess the risks posed by lifting, carrying and team manual handling activities. It is designed to help you understand, interpret and categorise the level of risk of the various known risk factors associated with manual […]

Risk assessment of pushing and pulling (RAPP) tool

The HSE UK have published a new Risk Assessment Tool for Pushing and Pulling Activities – the RAPP Tool. This document can be downloaded from the HSE UK website – http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg478.htm Key messages This tool will help you identify high-risk pushing and pulling operations and check the effectiveness of any risk-reduction measures. There are two types […]