The Backsafe manual handling workshop was the best preventative training I have ever had. I felt like I was in my doctors office back in 2007 when I had a back operation. We have had 4 manual handling training sessions since I have been JVP here and they have all been finger pointing sessions, don’t do this/that….not the “why.
The terms “Microscopic tears” and “Back Safety Zone” really resonated with the guys. I have even heard the staff compliment each other on their lifting techniques. We had a follow up meeting this morning in our morning meeting and some stretching. We have committed to each other as a store to go over a topic from the manual every Friday morning. Great initiative.