Just before Christmas, Humber Resource Training ran a free one-day training seminar for local businesses and individuals. The aim was to show people who have never used our training services before how our training courses work and what a ‘typical’ course might look like – in this case a course on Manual Handling Safety and Fire Safety Awareness, both issues that affect virtually every type of business.
Over mince pies, cakes and hot drinks, guests were taken through ways to reduce accidents in the workplace, especially musculoskeletal disorders caused by manual handling and which are responsible for more than half-a-million people being off work at any one time. We also discussed fire safety training and the importance of making staff aware of the risks as well as ways to prevent fire and how to act should a fire break out.
A broad spectrum of local businesses sent along representatives including Moortown Construction, Singleton Birch, CSA Interiors, Cyden Homes and Jackson Green & Preston auction rooms. Allied Protek employee, Dean Turrell, who had recently completed his Safety Passport with Humber Recruitment, also attended as did several delegates from the local Women’s Aid charity.
Women’s Aid Manager Sally McCormack said: “We found the accident training especially useful, for example the correct way to handle the clothes bags that get dropped off at our shops. The fire safety training was also invaluable – we currently have 26 children in our women’s refuge and fire safety is of paramount importance.”
Sally added: “We are extremely grateful to Humber Resource Training for inviting us to attend this training and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend their training courses to other businesses and charities.”