Manual Handling Train the Trainer Assessor Course

Manual handling train the trainer courses developed by industry leading health professionals who are also business owners. In addition to learning the latest hazard, risk and safety practices you can depend on us to deliver manual handling instructor training from a wealth of knowledge and unrivaled depth of experience that can make a real difference to your business.

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Customised Manual Handling Instructor Training

Manual handling train the trainer services allow companies to take control of and better manage the risk of workplace injury and build a sustainable working model suited to their business. Our goal is to tailor-design a program that is built around your specific business, crafted to deliver the best possible outcomes and in a way that is relevant to your employees.

Sometimes the smallest and seemingly least impactful processes and actions can lead to injury or accident. At Corporate Work Health Australia, we seek to provide our clients with objective insight into their workplace through the manual handling trainer training, which will indicate where improvements could be made to lessen the burden on your workers and, in turn, reduce the number of minor complaints and,

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Workplaces are constantly in flux. From one year to another a business might see a turnover of staff in small or large numbers, depending on the size of the organisation. As such, it is essential if your workers will engage in office work or manual handling, the necessary skills and education are in place to ensure that new hires are competently briefed on how best to carry it out in a manner that reduces the risk of injury or accident, which can be accomplished through the manual handling assessor training.

At Corporate Work Health Australia, our manual handling train the trainer services are a sure fire way to increase the knowledge base of your company in terms of how best to manage a healthy and safe environment. Our team is made up of health professionals who are also business owners, and so you can depend on us to deliver a service that is simultaneously practical and designed from wealth and depth of experience. 

As a business owner, we know that your top priority is the health, safety and wellbeing of your staff. If they are fit and content in their work, then you can expect to see productivity increase and your profitability grow as a consequence. Our manual handling train the instructor service seeks to prevent and manage musculoskeletal complaints and we achieve this through assessing and eliminating workplace hazards through a manual handling risk assessment.

Train the Trainer Courses are a Proactive Solution

Implementing a carefully thought out plan for manual handling in a timely manner can make a huge difference. It will spare unnecessary wear and tear on your employees’ bodies, reduce the stress that they experience throughout the working day, which consequently limits the mental burden that an injury or accident can have, which makes for a much more positive life outside of the workplace.

At Corporate Work Health Australia, we believe that our manual handling train the trainer service alongside an ergonomic assessment is the ideal way for a business to embrace risk and safety strategies that will enable it to become more profitable and will make it less likely that key staff feel the need to seek employment elsewhere.

Another proactive solution that can improve the well being of your office from the get go is a functional capacity evaluation. This assessment ensures that the employee is capable of their duties and tasks and if not, it will outline what is lacking in their skills, this gives clearer clarity in terms of how much you need to train them or look to hire someone else that has the required skills for the task.A safe and healthy workplace counts for a lot and we are the team to help you achieve this with our manual handling assessor training. So, get in touch with us today for a speedy quote and a route toward a happier, safer workforce. 

Train the Trainer Courses Limits the Risk in Your Workplace

Sometimes the smallest and seemingly least impactful processes and actions can lead to injury or accident. At Corporate Work Health Australia, we seek to provide our clients with objective insight into their workplace, which will indicate where improvements could be made to lessen the burden on your workers and, in turn, reduce the number of minor complaints and, indeed, absenteeism.

Manual handling train the trainer services allow companies to take control of and better manage the risk of workplace injury and build a sustainable working model suited to their business. Our goal is to tailor-design a program that is built around your specific business, crafted to deliver the best possible outcomes and in a way that is relevant to your employees.

Those that participate in the manual handling training course gain a greater understanding of the risks that are present in the workplace and how to instruct their staff in terms of manual handling. The education gained through the manual handling train the trainer service will afford you the chance to streamline and improve your processes and practices, even in small ways, which can lead to the greater overall wellbeing of those you employ.

Reduce Injuries and Compensation

Manual handling is the most common cause of injury in Australia. 107,355 serious claims were lodged in the 2014-15 financial year. Injury and musculoskeletal disorders led to 90% of these serious claims, with the most common traumatic joint/ligament and muscle/tendon injuries (almost 45%). In 2012–13, work-related injury and disease cost the Australian economy $61.8 billion. Injuries accounted for $28 billion (45%) of the cost. 

Manual handling (now manual tasks 2010) means more than just lifting or carrying something. The term ‘manual tasks’ is used to describe a range of activities including lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling, carrying, moving, holding or restraining an object, animal or person. This means that all of your workers are exposed to and are at risk of manual handling injuries. Australian WHS (OH&S) legislation requires employers to identify, assess and control workplace hazards. 

One of these hazards is the risk of injury caused by manual tasks. The national standard for manual tasks requires that all tasks in your workplace which involve manual handling are identified and that the risk of injury is assessed. Where there is risk of injury, suitable ‘control measures’ must be introduced. Manual handling training is one such control measure.

Common Causes of Manual Handling Injuries

Different managerial styles have created some of the greatest companies in the world. Some are driven forward by the ambition and inspiration of their leaders, while others adopt a synergistic approach that combines to achieve great things.

What they have in common are great people, great employees, the worker bees that push productivity. Manual handling training is a tool that all managers, regardless of their style, should view as a means of protecting the assets that create value under their employ and promoting a greater degree of cohesion in workplace health.

The best kind of workplace is one that promotes open communication. Here at Corporate Work Health Australia, we have worked with many different companies and those that engage with the manual handling train the trainer courses that we develop and deliver typically share an enthusiasm for communication that brings the need for training to the attention of those that hold the purse strings.

Why Some Of Your Staff Manual Handling Assessor Training?

The workplace can be full of hazards with some being obvious and others less so. By providing your staff with manual instructor handling training for your business in Australia *, you educate staff about best practice as well as their behaviours. By following the guidance of a inhouse assessor, you ensure that your workers are kept safe.

With our customised manual handling assessor training in Australia *, your package will be customised for your place of work. This involves consulting with key stakeholders before the training to discuss your current practice, training of your staff, plus an opportunity for your workers to ask any questions that they may have.

A Shining Reputation

Here at Corporate Work Health Australia, we are fortunate to have the benefit of a sterling reputation among our past clients. In our most recent survey, 94% were likely or very likely to use our services again, while 92% reported that what we delivered met their expectations and achieved the outcome that they hoped for.

So, for the best manual handling solutions, Australia has to offer and to invest in the safety, morale and happiness of your workforce, get in touch with us today and let’s start the process toward designing a more productive and efficient workspace. We offer our service all around Australia in cities such as Melbourne & Sydney and all other major cities. Contact us today for a tailored quote for your company.

Reduce Workplace Injury and Boost Employee Productivity

Benefits of Manual Handling Training for Companies

  • Manage manual handling hazard/risks and training internally within your business
  • Train up key workers through the manual handling train the assessor training in being able to deliver manual handling training internally within the workplace
  • Trained workers can deliver regular training within the business for new starters and job role changes 
  • Internal trainers can implement systems change, return to work employees and tool box talks
  • Reduced costs by eliminating the need to outsource manual handling training

Benefits of Manual Handling Training for Employees

  • Employees can be trained in manual handling immediately upon starting as part of their induction or following a change in workflow, job tasks or equipment changes
  • Increased knowledge in risk management and injury prevention strategies to assist the business in problem solving manual tasks hazards and risks
  • Reduced risk of developing manual handling injuries in the workplace through greater awareness and understanding of manual task hazards
  • Improved manual handling practices and work efficiency for both the individual and team
  • Greater worker engagement and consultation within the workplace leading to improved workplace culture

Process

1. Enquiry

Call, email or complete a form. Let us know what you want to achieve or the problems you are having.

2. Consultation

Phone, video call or face to face. We will discuss your needs, make some suggestions and provide a quote.

3. Assessment

Your assessment and/or training package is 100% tailor made to suit your needs, budget and service requirements.

4. Training

Onsite, online or both. Your personalised package is delivered by health professionals with extensive clinical and teaching experience.

5. Results

We have helped thousands of people at some of Australia’s top companies. Our team will work with you every step of the way to ensure you achieve the right results for your company and for your workers.

Our Manual Handing Assessor Training

Occasional Manual Handling Course

Face to Face 1.5 hours

1.5 hour face to face manual handling training delivered onsite at your workplace for group sizes 1 – 20.  Our workshop incorporates both theory and general and task specific training.   Our 1.5 hour session is suited to those workers who perform occasional manual handling tasks within their job role i.e. office workers.   Training sessions are delivered by registered health professionals who have extensive knowledge and experience in occupational health. 

Key areas reviewed:

  • Briefly define manual handling and the need for training
  • Discuss the research findings surrounding manual handling training, including what training should include
  • Discuss common manual handling tasks and the related issues relevant to the workplace
  • Explain in simple terms the basic anatomy and biomechanics of the body and how manual tasks injuries occur
  • Discuss worker’s legislative duties, participation and consultation
  • Define manual tasks risk factors – what is a hazardous manual task?
  • Educate workers on simple risk assessment strategies including the hierarchy of control
  • Educate workers on incorrect movement patterns, the semi-squat and leg lift techniques
  • Educate workers on twisting and turning, pushing and pulling and team lifting
  • Introduce self-application of the principles of hazard identification, risk assessment and control measures for common manual handling tasks
  • Step by step practice of key high risk tasks with consultation on any risk reduction improvements discussed
  • Use of trolleys or other manual handling equipment 
  • Application of any control measures to common manual handling tasks within the workplace
  • Workers to know the limits of their competence and identify when it is unsafe to continue with a task and when professional advice/guidance should be sought
  • Answer any further questions related to manual tasks in the workplace

What’s involved:

  1. Phone and email consultation to discuss your training needs, current manual tasks performed by workers and needs regarding training specifics and objectives to assist us in developing customised training
  2. Manual handling training course development.  You can assist us in developing a customised training session by providing photos/videos of typical tasks performed by workers, any relevant information relating to manual handling injury register, body regions impacted and key manual task hazards and risks.  
  3. Manual handling training delivery onsite at your workplace
  4. Records and documentation.  We will provide you with a PDF of the training materials delivered, certificate of attendance and feedback forms collected from participants. 

Investment:  

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Frequent / Heavy Manual Handling Education

Face to Face 2.5-3 hours

Face to face manual handling training delivered onsite at your workplace for group sizes 1 – 20.  Our workshop incorporates both theory and general and task specific training.   Our 2.5 hour session is suited to those workers who perform frequent/heavy manual handling tasks within their job role i.e. warehouse, logistics, retail, construction, manufacturing and small to medium businesses where workers are required to perform manual handling.   Training sessions are delivered by registered health professionals who have extensive knowledge and experience in occupational health. 

Key areas reviewed:

  • Briefly define manual handling and the need for training
  • Discuss the research findings surrounding manual handling training, including what training should include
  • Discuss common manual handling tasks and the related issues relevant to the workplace
  • Explain in simple terms the basic anatomy and biomechanics of the body and how manual tasks injuries occur
  • Define cumulative strain and relate this to one’s work roles
  • Discuss worker’s legislative duties, participation and consultation
  • Define manual tasks risk factors – what is a hazardous manual task?
  • Educate workers on simple risk assessment strategies including the hierarchy of control
  • Educate workers on incorrect movement patterns, the semi-squat and leg lift techniques
  • Educate workers on twisting and turning, pushing and pulling and team lifting
  • Introduce self-application of the principles of hazard identification, risk assessment and control measures for common manual handling tasks
  • Step by step practice of key high risk tasks with consultation on any risk reduction improvements discussed
  • Use of trolleys, cranes or lifters if appropriate
  • Application of any control measures to common manual handling tasks within the workplace
  • Workers to know the limits of their competence and identify when it is unsafe to continue with a task and when professional advice/guidance should be sought
  • Answer any further questions related to manual tasks in the workplace

What’s involved:

Our customised manual handling training involves a 4 step process:

  1. Phone consultation and site visit to visit of the current manual handling tasks performed.  Consultation with key stakeholders to discuss current manual handling practices.  Please note:  CWHA will take photos and videos of manual tasks performed for learning and teaching purposes.
  2. Manual handling training program design – CWHA will then create a customised manual handling package specific to your workplace tasks, hazards, risk assessment tools and control measures.
  3. Manual handling training sessions 2.5- 3 hours onsite within your workplace.  Groups of up to 1 – 20 workers can be trained in each session.
  4. Records and documentation.  We will provide you with a PDF of the training materials delivered, certificate of attendance and feedback forms collected from participants. 

Investment:  Call or email us to get a quote today!

Manual Handling & Office Workstation Training

Face to Face Combined Training 1hr - 2hr

Our combined office workstation and manual handling workshops focus on educating participants of the challenges with office workstation tasks and manual handling.  We educate workers on how to identify and correct their workstation set up as well as how to perform manual handling within the workplace safely.    Our workshops are customised to suit your business needs and are delivered in 1hr, 1.5hr or 2hr formats depending on your workplace and ideal outcomes from training.  

Key areas reviewed:

Office Workstation Training Objectives:

  • Educated workers on the hazards and risks associated with seated office computer work
  • Educate workers on best practice workstation set up (chair, desk, computer accessories)
  • Educate workers on seated postures and how to minimise musculoskeletal strains and sprains in the workplace.

Manual Handling Training Objectives:

  • Briefly define manual handling and the need for training
  • Discuss the research findings surrounding manual handling training, including what training should include
  • Discuss common manual handling tasks and the related issues relevant to the workplace
  • Explain in simple terms the basic anatomy and biomechanics of the body and how manual tasks injuries occur
  • Define cumulative strain and relate this to one’s work roles
  • Discuss worker’s legislative duties, participation and consultation
  • Define manual tasks risk factors – what is a hazardous manual task?
  • Educate workers on simple risk assessment strategies including the hierarchy of control
  • Educate workers on incorrect movement patterns, the semi-squat and leg lift techniques
  • Educate workers on twisting and turning, pushing and pulling and team lifting
  • Introduce self-application of the principles of hazard identification, risk assessment and control measures for common manual handling tasks
  • Workers to know the limits of their competence and identify when it is unsafe to continue with a task and when professional advice/guidance should be sought
  • Answer any further questions related to manual tasks in the workplace

What’s involved:

Our office workstation ergonomics and manual handling training involves a 2 step process:

  1. Phone consultation to discuss your current office workstation environment/use and manual tasks performed and issues within the workplace.  Email us photos of your key manual tasks and office workstation photos so that a customised course can be created.
  2. Ergonomics & Manual handling training sessions 1, 1.5 or 2 hours onsite within your workplace.  Groups of up to 1 – 20 workers can be trained in each session.
  • Introduce self-application of the principles of hazard identification, risk assessment and control measures for common manual handling tasks
  • Workers to know the limits of their competence and identify when it is unsafe to continue with a task and when professional advice/guidance should be sought
  • Answer any further questions related to manual tasks in the workplace

Investment:  

Call or email us to get a quote today!

Frequently Asked Questions 

What does the train the trainer course involve?

Our train the trainer course involves our health professional training up your key stakeholders i.e. OHS rep or managers to deliver manual handling training internally within the business.

What is covered in the manual handling train the trainer course?

Our train the trainer course looks to include the following:

  1. Key areas that need to be covered when delivering manual handling training
  2. How to develop and create a robust manual handling training course
  3. Strategies for delivering manual handling training
Who delivers the train the trainer course?

Our manual handling train the trainer courses are delivered by our health professionals who have extensive occupational health experience, but also teaching and training experience.  Our trainers have either a graduate certificate in education or a certificate IV in training and assessment in addition to being registered health professionals.

How long does the train the trainer course take to complete?

Our training courses are 2 days. This can be split into 2* 1 day or 4* ½ day delivery.

Is the course RTO accredited?

Our manual handling train the trainer courses are not RTO accredited.  Our courses are designed according to best practice course design and specific to manual handling and best practice principles.

Where are the training courses hosted?

Our courses are delivered onsite within your workplace so that we can ensure that training is relevant to your workplace and specific needs. 

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