Ergonomic Train the Trainer – Ergonomic Training for the Company

Ergonomic Training Workshops for the Company

“Corporate Work Health Australia have identified that companies need to up skill workers so that they can ease the burden of using external consultants for ergonomic training and risk assessments. We have therefore developed a series of ergonomic training workshops focused towards educating key workers on how to set up other workers at their workstation and perform simple desk assessments.”

Level 1 – Ergonomic Train the Trainer – Educating Workers on How to Set a Worker up at their Workstation (2 hours)

This practical based seminar has been designed to provide a group of workers with a better understanding of how to set up an ergonomic workstation, allowing them to assist in setting up a workstation for a new worker, or a worker who has relocated within the office. Suitable for those companies wishing to provide refresher training on how to set up a workstation and for those companies where workers are at high risk of developing musculoskeletal complaints due to spending long periods of time at their desk.

 

Who Would Benefit From This Ergonomic Training Session?

  • Companies who wish to train key workers (HR, OHS, People & Culture, Team Leaders) in being able to set other workers up at their workstation.
  • This is the ideal workshop for companies needing to set up new workers, workers returning from maternity leave and workers who have changed desks.
  • Companies who would like to promote a more active workplace and educate their workers on how to improve their sitting and working postures and ergonomics.

Subjects covered include:

  • Ergonomic Chairs – the ins and outs for the variety of workers in your workplace
  • Setting up the chair for a worker in relation to the desk available
  • Footrests – when and how
  • Keyboard and mouse setup
  • Monitor setup – single or multiple
  • Phone and document setup
  • When to refer for an external assessment

Level 2 – Ergonomic Train The Trainer  – Setting Up a Worker at Their Workstation & Performing Simple Ergonomic Desk Assessments (3.5 hours)

This ergonomic training session builds on the Level 1 session and allows workers to begin to complete basic ergonomic risk assessments for other workers in the office, including initial desk setups and for those workers who are tall, short or have specific needs. This course is suitable for those companies who would like to have internal workers upskilled to conduct basic ergonomic risk assessments.

Who Would Benefit From This Ergonomic Training Session?

  • Companies who wish to train key workers (HR, OHS, People & Culture, Team Leaders) in being able to set other workers up at their workstation as well as conduct basic ergonomic risk assessments.
  • This is the ideal workshop for companies needing to set up new workers, workers returning from maternity leave, workers who have changed desks and workers who are tall, short or have specific needs.
  • Companies who would like basic ergonomic reports outlining the assessment findings and ergonomic workstation changes for OHS/WHS records.

Subjects covered include:

  • A basic introduction to ergonomics
  • A basic introduction to relevant OHS/WHS legislation and risk management
  • Completing a basic task analysis to understand how the worker interacts with their work area
  • A step by step guide to setting up a workstation
  • Ergonomic Chairs – how to ‘drive’ the chairs available and how to setup the chair for a worker in relation to their desk and workspace
  • Replacing a chair with more suitable chair when the current chair is not suitable for an individual worker
  • Adjusting desk height if assessed as beneficial
  • Relocating a worker on their desk or within their work area if assessed as beneficial
  • Setting up the keyboard, mouse, monitors, phone and documents in relation to the worker’s tasks
  • Basic environmental concerns at a workstation
  • Adjusting a workstation for the taller and shorter worker
  • How to complete a basic risk assessment template for OHS/WHS records
  • When to refer for an external assessment

Inclusions:

We will provide all attendees with the following hardcopy handouts:

  • Certificate of attendance/completion
  • Powerpoint presentation handout
  • Ergonomic training manual resource
  • Ergonomic risk assessment template (office based)

We will also provide the company with the following PDF documents to use as part of their OHS management for office based computer tasks:

  • Office based ergonomic risk assessment template
  • Office based ergonomic self assessment template
  • Home office based ergonomic self assessment template

Should your company currently have ergonomic assessment templates already in use, please let us know as we will be happy to adapt training to include these risk assessment forms within the training so that they can be used by key stakeholders to undertake risk assessments in the workplace.

 

Level 3 – Ergonomic Train the Trainer – Workplace Desk Assessments in Detail (7 hours)

This ergonomic training session builds on the Level 2 session and allows workers to begin to complete basic ergonomic risk assessments for workers with minor musculoskeletal complaints within the office. This course is suitable for those companies who would like to have internal workers upskilled to conduct basic ergonomic risk assessments for simple complaints prior to conducting an external ergonomic assessment.

Who Would Benefit From This Ergonomic Training Session?

  • Companies who wish to train key workers (HR, OHS, People & Culture, Team Leaders) in being able to conduct basic ergonomic risk assessments for thise workers who might be experiencing low level back pain or neck pain.
  • This is the ideal workshop for companies needing to set up new workers, workers returning from maternity leave, workers who have changed desks and workers who are tall, short or have minor aches and pains.
  • Companies who would like basic ergonomic reports outlining the assessment findings and ergonomic workstation changes for OHS/WHS records.

Subjects covered include:

  • All subjects covered in our Level 2 training session
  • The causes of common complaints experienced at a workstation
  • How to begin adjusting a workstation for common complaints reported at a workstation
  • The variety of alternative ergonomic accessories which may be sourced to help an individual worker
  • An introduction to standing desks – Are they beneficial? When and how to introduce them for the right worker
  • How to complete a basic risk assessment template for OHS/WHS records for a worker with minor complaints
  • Clear guidelines when to refer this worker for an external assessment or medical treatment

Inclusions:

We will provide all attendees with the following hardcopy handouts:

  • Certificate of attendance/completion
  • Powerpoint presentation handout
  • Ergonomic training manual resource
  • Ergonomic risk assessment template (office based)

We will also provide the company with the following PDF documents to use as part of their OHS management for office based computer tasks:

  • Office based ergonomic risk assessment template
  • Office based ergonomic self assessment template
  • Home office based ergonomic self assessment template

Should your company currently have ergonomic assessment templates already in use, please let us know as we will be happy to adapt training to include these risk assessment forms within the training so that they can be used by key stakeholders to undertake risk assessments in the workplace.

Ergonomic Training Videos For The Workplace

Are you looking for some educational videos to include as part of your workplace induction, education of workers on the hazards and risks associated with their workstation or simply wanting to provide some simple advice on how workers can set up their workstation?

Corporate Work Health Australia are able to create short ergonomic training videos and other health and wellbeing videos specifically for your company to suit your needs.  These videos can be uploaded onto your company’s intranet and used as an ongoing education resource so that workers who work in a flexi desk work area, workers who are unsure how to adjust their workstation to suit their needs or workers returning from leave can watch the video and implement these changes as they go.

The ergonomic training video below is a short introduction example of what we can create for you.

 

Vehicle Ergonomic Sit Safe Seminar

Duration: 30 – 60 minutes

This is an interactive lecture that we will deliver onsite at your workplace that focuses on the education and prevention of musculoskeletal injuries related to vehicle seat set up and manual handling. 

Key areas covered in this seminar include:

  • Work-related musculoskeletal complaints and their causes associated with driving.
  • Poor driving postures and habits.
  • Recommended postures to minimise your risk of developing musculoskeletal aches and pains.
  • Tips to setting up your vehicle correctly.
  • Tips to improve manual handling objects in/out of the vehicle.
  • Exercises and stretches to relieve tension.

Note:  If you would like this course customised to suit your workers needs, please inform us when making an enquiry.

Ergonomic Risk Assessment Templates For The Company

If your company is currently looking for a workstation risk assessment template to use within your business setting to assess a workstation or workers exposure to hazards and risks associated with desk based work tasks, then give us a call on 1300 951 519 or email admin@corporateworkhealth.com.  Corporate Work Health Australia have a number of risk assessment template options that might suit your companies needs.  These include:

Office based ergonomic risk assessment for the worker – This template has been created so that a worker can complete their own basic office workstation risk assessment.  This is focused on the chair, desk, computer accessories and general comfort levels.

Office based ergonomic risk assessment template for the company – This template has been produced so that a worker training in basic office ergonomics can carry out a basic office workstation ergonomic risk assessment to identify hazards and risks associated with work tools i.e. chair, desk, computer accessories, work tasks and environmental factors.

Home office ergonomic risk assessment template – This home office ergonomic risk assessment has been created to allows a worker to complete a self assessment and report on their current office workstation set up as well as general home health and safety.  Following the completion of this assessment by the worker, the company can identify any potential hazards and risks associated with the home office set up or general home health and safety.

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