He said: “ Despite moving and handling training being mandatory in the UK since 1992, 40% of NHS absences are related to musculoskeletal disorders that cost the NHS around £400,000,000 every year.
“Following the implementation of this new approach we have seen a drastic reduction in injures amongst our students. Back injuries as a result of poor moving and handling techniques are all too common. They can affect people’s lives and cost society millions every year. That is why it is so important that anyone who is going to perform moving and handling tasks is properly trained.”