#OSHtober 2019


What is #OSHtober?

#OSHtober is RoSPA's annual month-long workplace safety campaign which runs throughout October. Each year RoSPA focuses on a specific topic which highlights the devastating impacts that workplace accidents and ill health can have.

This year #OSHtober will raise awareness of the dangers associated with moving and handling (specifically around MSDs) with a ‘back’ to basics overview covering best practice, legal compliance and improved health.

Why moving and handling?

Moving and handling is one of the most common causes of injury at work and causes over a third of all workplace injuries which include work related Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs).

Organisations have a duty of care to make sure their employees are equipped with the correct training, resources and knowledge to limit their exposure to poor health related to moving and handing in and around the workplace.

Join the conversation

Throughout the month we'll be providing top tips and commentary by key industry experts along with free resources to help spread awareness. You can get involved by joining the conversation and using the hashtag #OSHtober to improve workplace safety and explore our other resources:

If you have a personal story you would like to share as part of our campaigning work, please email us at campaigns@rospa.com.

Win free training worth up to £1000

As part of our campaign to raise awareness of the dangers associated with poor moving and handling techniques, we’re also giving away a free ‘Supporters’ pack which includes: Moving and handling e-book, Butchers Pet Care case study, MSD statistics infographic, supporters logo and much more.

Not only that, when you sign-up to our ‘Supporters’ pack you’ll be entered into our prize draw for either a free Manual Handling Trainers or Safer People Handling Trainers or Display Screen Equipment course, worth up to £1000.00.*

To enter this competition, please fill out your details below:

Sign up

If you’d like RoSPA to keep you informed on accident prevention and safety-related matters by e-mail, telephone and post then please tick here:

Training courses

We are one of the longest running providers of manual handling training courses in the UK, which offer practical and relevant theory that's crucial for all organisations, including; Safer People Handling Trainers, Manual Handling Trainers & Display Screen Equipment. You can view our full suite of moving and handling courses here.

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Safer People Handling Trainers

Providing delegates with a patient handling qualification to be able to teach/mentor/coach an induction and mandatory training

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Manual Handling Trainers

Providing learners with the knowledge and skills to train others in the workplace on manual handling

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Display Screen Equipment

Providing delegates with an understanding of the legal framework and underpinning of ergonomic principles of DSE

Terms and conditions

*This prize draw is for #OSHtober 2019 and can only be used in conjunction with our Manual Handling Trainers or Safer People Handling Trainers or DSE courses. Courses are not transferable and are subject to availability. Winners will be notified in November and must book preferred course running in 2020. No cash alternative is available.


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