RoSPA tracks trends in training
23 January 2013
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents has brought its moving and handling training up to date with the introduction of an electronic device that helps trainees adopt â€“ and keep â€“ good manual handling habit
The movement tracking device is worn on a belt and monitors the wearer's movement and posture, picking up on movements such as stooping that are a risk factor in back injury.
The technology can be tailored to individual needs and has built-in activation thresholds which vibrate and make a sound to alert the wearer to their risky behaviour, gradually conditioning employees to make changes to their handling routines.
In use on all its manual handling and safer people handling training courses, RoSPA hopes the system will enable delegates to take control of their own learning and correct mistakes in posture and movement.