Transport and logistics company DSV UK has teamed up with Pristine Condition to develop a training programme to reduce manual handling incidents.
Training focuses on the work staff members carry out every day and a maintenance programme to ensure ongoing support. It will initially be aimed at the almost 1,000 drivers and warehouse workers across the UK and Ireland, but will be extended to office staff next year.
Pristine Condition was founded by former Olympic Weightlifter and World Record Holder Davy Snowdon. Victoria Beale, general manager of support services for DSV Road, said: “Pristine Condition teaches in an exciting and fun way. Most manual handling courses are not that motivating. This one is inspiring, encouraging the workers to take the messages out of this and reduce the incidence of injury. By watching a scene showing a DSV truck or warehouse and worker, DSV staff can relate exactly to the situation and therefore are more likely to retain what they have seen; this is then backed up with a practical session.”