Ergonomic Training for the Worker

Ergonomic Training Workshops for the Worker

“Corporate Work Health Australia have developed a number of workshops focused on educating workers about posture, work behaviours and ergonomics. Please see below for a detailed description of each of these workshops. A registered Physiotherapist, Osteopath or Exercise Physiologist will facilitate the training sessions that include both theoretical and practical components, emphasizing the importance of postural awareness, optimal workstation setup in the workplace or vehicle; and manual handling risk reduction and techniques.”

‘Sit-Safe’ – Injury Prevention for the Seated Worker Ergonomic Training (45mins)

After years of experience treating employees from a vast array of industries Corporate Work Health Australia has put together a highly cost effective strategy to educate multiple seated staff members onsite. ‘Sit-safe’ is our program designed specifically for seated workers.

 

Who Would Benefit From This Ergonomic Training Workshop?

  • Workers who are required to perform desk based work tasks in an office environment or home work environment.
  • Workers who are required to “hot desk” in the work environment. • 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.
  • Companies who have identified that there are current ergonomic issues or a number of workers who are suffering from musculoskeletal strains and sprains in the workplace.

 

Sit-Safe Subjects covered include:

  • Back to basics: the cause of back pain in society today
  • Basic review of anatomy of the body and why/how injuries occur, including common injury sites, causes and symptoms
  • How to improve your seated posture
  • How to avoid strains and sprains by varying your work tasks and improving your workplace ergonomics
  • How to adjust the chair and workplace ergonomic equipment, desk, keyboard, monitor, mouse, telephones
  • The importance of keeping active in the workplace and simple strategies to implement this
  • Simple stretches and mobility exercises to help reduce strains and sprain

Vehicle Ergonomics and Manual Handling (45 mins – 55 min)

This is an interactive workshop that we will deliver onsite at your workplace that focuses on the education and prevention of musculoskeletal injuries related to vehicle seat setup and manual handling into and out of the vehicle. A registered Physiotherapist, Osteopath or Exercise Physiologist will facilitate the training sessions that include both theoretical and practical components, emphasizing the importance of postural awareness and optimal workstation setup in the workplace.

 

Who Would Benefit From This Workshop?

  • Workers who are required to drive as part of their job
  • Worker who perform work tasks within their vehicle
  • Workers who manually handle objects to and from their vehicle with and without manual handling aids.

 

Subjects covered 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 of objects in/out of the vehicle
  • Exercises and stretches to relieve tension

Sit-Safe Ergonomic & Manual Handling Combined Training (90 mins)

 

Who Would Benefit From This Ergonomic and Manual Handling Training Workshop?

  • Suitable for those workers who carry out both a high volume of sitting and manual handling tasks occasionally i.e. office worker.

 

Subjects covered include:

  • Back to basics: the cause of back pain in society today
  • Basic review of anatomy of the body and why/how injuries occur, including common injury sites, causes and symptoms
  • How to improve your seated posture
  • How to avoid strains and sprains by varying your work tasks, and improving your workplace ergonomics and manual handling techniques
  • How to adjust the chair and workplace ergonomic equipment, desk, keyboard, monitor, mouse, telephones
  • The importance of keeping active in the workplace and simple strategies to implement this
  • How to identify hazardous manual tasks and reduce the associated risk
  • Tips and techniques for lifting, carrying pushing and pulling
  • Simple stretches and mobility exercises to help reduce strains and sprain

Many companies combine Sit-Safe training with our Ergonomic Assessments in our Sit-Safe Training and Individual Ergonomic Advice package. For further details please contact Corporate Work Health Australia.

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