A Useful Guide to Managing Manual Handling

Authors: James Hammerton-Fraser and Steve Amos
ISBN: 978-1-906460-85-3


This Useful Guide promotes a new approach to managing manual handling and manual handling training.

The traditional approach emphasises regulation, with sanctions in place for those who fail to comply.

While this is important, James and Steve, the authors, believe that over-reliance on regulation has created a culture of unthinking compliance, where rules are enforced without thought or understanding as to why they were made in the first place.

Even worse, compliance is often at a minimum level, where boxes can be ticked but accidents, injuries and longer-term health problems are not prevented.

In the first four chapters of this Useful Guide James and Steve explore the current position and how it has developed.

In chapters 5-8 they then move on to consider what motivates people to behave as they do, and how we can apply this knowledge so that people are motivated to behave differently in the manual handling environment.

James and Steve believe that the key to this is effective leadership at all levels, from business owners and chief executives to supervisors and, most important of all, peers.

This Useful Guide is an ebook for immediate download and is suitable for everyone in your organisation.

What the Useful Guide includes:

  • Why Regulation Doesn't Reduce Accidents
  • The Health and Safety Culture
  • The Legislative Context
  • Health and Safety Training and Equipment
  • What Motivates Behaviour?
  • Changing Behaviour at Work
  • Changing Behaviour in the Manual Handling Environment
  • a Manual Handling and Leadership checklist (make sure you are getting it right)
  • 13 case studies

  • Upon completion you will be able to:

  • check your organisation is taking appropriate action to create a safe environment
  • change people's attitude to health and safety regulations
  • equip people to manually handle objects with minimum risk to themselves
  • use transactional analysis to make your health and safety messages more effective

  • About the Authors

    James Hammerton-Fraser has worked in both corporate and industrial environments. His specialist areas are business consultancy and health & safety, and understanding how companies can implement processes in a pragmatic and practical way.

    Steve Amos is a freelance writer and training consultant with many years of recruitment experience. Steve is also the author of:

  • A Useful Guide to Interviewing
  • Interviewing Essentials

  • ...and is co-author of:

  • A Useful Guide to Dealing with Difficult Behaviour
  • A Useful Guide to Risk Assessment
  • Purchase Options:

    Digital Download

    A Useful Guide to Manual Handling

    Price: £9.95 + vat

    Unlike print books, digital books are subject to VAT.

    Library Subscription:

    All Useful Guides are also available via an annual unlimited user licence in the form of a Useful Guide Library subscription. This allows you to make the Useful Guides available to all of your employees as part of their training and development resources.

    There are currently over 75 Useful Guides available to choose from, covering a variety of different topics and issues including personal development, management and leadership skills, communication, health & well-being and productivity to name just a few.

    Your unique Useful Guide Library will be a dedicated portal accessed by secure username and password login, and a download tracker for monitoring the number of Guides downloaded since the start of your subscription. Library and download tracker setup is included in the cost of the subscription.

    Annual subscription prices are currently:

  • Bronze: £995 + vat (10 Guides)

  • Silver: £1,595 + vat (25 Guides)

  • Gold: £1,995 + vat (40 Guides)

  • Platinum: £2,995 + vat (all Guides plus new releases)

  • Please contact us if you would like more information regarding a Useful Guide Library.