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Inspirational or a waste of precious slacking-off time? I once went on a buzzword bingo-laden training course which ended up with my being held at gunpoint in public. Could have gone better, to be honest. Tell us your tales from either side of the lectern

(, Thu 15 Mar 2012, 15:01)
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Any manual handling/ lifting and handling course is a bullshit waste of time,
none of the scenarios presented resemble real life in the slightest, and everything else is common sense.
(, Thu 15 Mar 2012, 21:05, 2 replies)
I disagree a little.
If you ask somebody to pick up a box that's a couple of feet from them they will likely just bend down to it and grab.
(, Thu 15 Mar 2012, 21:46, closed)
Yup, that's how I would do it.
Asked to turn on a light, I'd reach over and flick the switch. Asked to find my arse with both hands I'd reach down and behind me.

Go on, tell us what to do if we need to pick up a box someone comes at us with a banana.
(, Sun 18 Mar 2012, 14:19, closed)
I make ours relevant to what you'll actually have to pick up
and if you don't undertake a manual handling risk assessment and keep training records, howa re you going to defend a potential civil claim for back injuries when they do it wrong?
(, Fri 16 Mar 2012, 9:42, closed)
I should probably rephrase that as "every course that I've been on".
They've all been run by bureaucratic, box-ticking twats who cared nothing for the fact that what they were teaching us was impossible to adhere to in the workplace in question, only ensuring that the company had firmly washed their hands of all responsibility should any incident occur.
(, Fri 16 Mar 2012, 12:57, closed)
Yeah, I'm sure that's why they do it
So when we're off work, crippled by a bad back, they're not liable.
(, Wed 21 Mar 2012, 10:45, closed)

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