H.S.E. statistics on Muscular Skeletal Disorders 2016/17

Work-related musculoskeletal disorders

507,000 workers suffering from work-related musculoskeletal disorders (new or long-standing) in 2016/17.

8.9 million working days lost due to work-related musculoskeletal disorders in 2016/17.

Musculoskeletal disorders by affected area, 2016/17.

Industries with higher than average rates of musculoskeletal disorders, averaged 2014/15-2016/17.

* Rate based on fewer than 30 sample cases

Training staff in the manual handling of inanimate loads or moving and handling of people will help to reduce these injuries. Solutions training and advisory ltd offer a mixture of training options including on line courses, instructor led and accredited train the trainer courses. Look around our web site to learn more.

March 2018

Solutions Training and Advisory offer both instructor led train the trainer courses for moving and handling of people as well as moving and handling of objects. E-learning courses are also available, and currently the entire Welsh Ambulance service train their paramedics using Solutions Training e-learning software titled Backs For The Future.