The REAL Cost of Training


With the cost to retrain a member of staff estimated at £30,000, can your organisation afford to lose your best workers to an injury that could be prevented with correct training?

There were 58,000 work-related cases of musculoskeletal disorder in 2017/2018. This is about one-third of all ill health in this Sector.

(Source: LFS, annual 2017/18)


But why are the statistics so alarming for the health and social care?

Intensified budgetary pressures on care companies have led to a significant increase in manual handling training being delivered in-house.

With a lack of time and expert resources available to most companies, it is understandable that there will be an inconsistency in the trainer competency, delivery style and detail of crucial skills which could lead to problems in the workplace.

Health and social care is now listed in the top 5 industries, next to the likes of construction and forestry work, for work-related musculoskeletal disorders according to The Labour Force Survey 2015/2016 - 2017/2018.


Since it's inception, Menter’s mission has focused on improving skill levels within the Health and Social Care sector.

Driving the change to improve the standards for a safer working environment, Menter works in partnership with Institution of Safety and Health (IOSH), the world's biggest professional health and safety membership organisation, to create a standardised approach to delivering Manual Handling through its IOSH approved certified courses (Manual Handling of People Train the Trainer & People Handling for Practising Trainers).

Menter undergoes a rigorous auditing process from IOSH and observations from an IOSH Quality Assurance Advisor to ensure standards are still being maintained.


Our experts have utilised all their experience and knowledge to create a course that not only meets the needs of the modern care company and its employees but infuses the delivery with their hands-on skills, passion and support to provide an enhanced learning experience.

“It is so important to have competent and qualified trainers who are able to deliver high standard training and provide a problem-solving approach.” Alison Davies.

Learners who attend our courses will be guided by a Trainer who has a considerable amount of practical and training experience, as well as an understanding that Manual Handling practices in Health and Social Care can be challenging. They will:

  • Support you to adopt a realistic approach to Manual Handling in your workplace
  • Provide you with guidance and reassurance
  • Give you the tools to build a structured and standardised training programme for your own workplace
  • Champion or “beyond the certificate” approach to further your knowledge and skills

“We wanted to create a learning environment for manual handling that was technically excellent, fully engaging, practical and offered the candidates professional development that went beyond the certificate.” James Dwyer. 

Menter remains focused on the support, guidance and development of services within Health and Social Care and will continue to work to develop a suite of Manual Handling training courses, alongside the Awarding Bodies, Local Authorities and Regulatory Authorities.


For more information on the course please click the links below or if you'd like to speak to one of our expert team then please call us on 029 2009 9002.