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Published Tue, Aug 30th 2011

EssentialSkillz Case Study - Manual Handling - Auctioneers

To help ensure that it is only the auctioneers gavel that is dropped, staff working in the auction rooms and delivering sold items to customers are enrolled on a manual handling course as soon as they join.

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The Problem

From aboriginal artefacts to wines of the world, the auctions rooms of Sotheby's see the lot. To help ensure that it is only the auctioneers gavel that is dropped, staff working in the auction rooms and delivering sold items to customers are enrolled on a manual handling course as soon as they join.

 

As Sotheby's hold auctions around the world, an online course is used as it offers the greater flexibility in being able to show their employees the correct handling techniques for lifting, carrying and setting down items.

The Solution

As well as minimising potential damage to the sale items, the training course mitigates the potential liability resulting from a manual handling injury.  A short test at the end of the course assesses the level of understanding gained.

This Manual Handling Essentials course from EssentialSkillz, a leading provider of online health and safety software, can easily be blended with a practical demonstration in correct handling techniques for employees whose work involves a greater degree of manual handling.

Adam Courlander, the Health and Safety Officer at Sotheby's said: "I chose EssentialSkillz as their manual handling course was nice and easy to follow".

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