Save Money & Time By Reducing Compensation Premiums & Workplace Injuries Through Manual Handling Training
Manual Handling Training Course in Adelaide
Ergonomic furniture is almost ubiquitous these days. Employers must go to greater lengths to ensure that they are providing a safe and healthy workplace for their employees and for many this furniture is their way of ticking that box. However, while having a supportive chair is great, unless the practices and processes that go hand-in-hand with your employees’ daily activities have been assessed that fancy furniture may only go so far.
When it comes to manual handling training, Adelaide’s expert team are right here at Corporate Work Health Australia. Our training sessions are second to none and are delivered by health professionals with the qualifications you should expect when addressing workplace practices that affect the wellbeing of your employees.
Our team is comprised of osteopaths, physiotherapists, nutritionists, remedial massage therapists, personal trainers, naturopaths as well as Yoga and Pilates instructors, we also run office ergonomics training courses to improve the work health of your office.
Manual Handling Training Course for Businesses in Adelaide
All too often, employees are forced to take time off work due to an injury that could have been avoided. This can cause a reduction in profits for employers because your productivity goes down as you do not have the full complement of your workforce. In the worst cases, it could cost you thousands if an employee claims because of an injury in the workplace.
With a manual handling course in your Adelaide * workplace, you can reduce the risk of injury in the workplace by having your staff educated on the best practice. While some employers may just purchase an off-the-shelf package to tick a box, these types of courses may not suit your industry or company, and much of the information might be irrelevant. In this case, your employees are not being given the best protection, and they may still be likely to suffer an injury at work.
At Corporate Work Health Australia, we are proud to be different. We tailor a manual handling training package to suit your needs and your industry in Adelaide *. By reviewing your current practice and talking with key stakeholders, we can see what needs to be addressed and ensure your employees are educated as appropriate.
What Does Corporate Work Health Australia Offer?
At Corporate Work Health Australia, we understand the importance of knowing your business before we design a manual handling course for your Adelaide * business. This may include taking photographs and videos so that we can learn what your workers are currently doing and re-educate in areas where it is necessary.
Rather than completing your training off-site, we come to your business to complete the training. This way, the training is made relevant to your staff and their everyday working. While theory can be taught anywhere, the practical aspects of manual training are best taught where they are going to be used.
We offer different courses to suit your needs, including our ‘Customised Manual Handling Program ‘Direct to the Workforce’ Practical Skills Course’ that is designed to address your workplace tasks, hazards, risk assessment tools and control measures.
We also offer a ‘Manual Handling Training “Direct to the Workforce” Practical Skills Course’ that is shorter in length and ideal for office workers, teaching them how to complete manual tasks in the office.
For those whose job involves both an element of manual handling as well as office work, we have our ‘Combined Office Workstation Ergonomics and Manual Handling Training Workshops’. Workshops are run by qualified healthcare professionals such as physiotherapists and osteopaths, who know the importance of best practice to protect the body.
Here for You With a Program that Suits Your Business
At Corporate Work Health Australia, we want to equip workers with the tools and knowhow to complete their work successfully and safely. By doing this, we can reduce the number of workplace injuries, and workplaces can become healthier with improved morale.
Contact us today, and we can provide the best manual handling training for you in Adelaide *.
How to Assess Manual Handling Risks in Adelaide
We appreciate that there are many people out there who may not quite have made the leap toward the need for a professional manual handling course in Adelaide. We encourage business-owners and those responsible for employee welfare are encouraged to consider the potential risks that exist in their business today.
The best way to get a true sense of how your company fares in terms of its provision of a safe place for the employees to work is to speak directly with them. They will quickly point out any areas that require improvement, or elements in their practices and processes that are currently necessary but regularly slow them down or bring about an injury.
Furthermore, here at Corporate Work Health Australia, we understand just how much can be learned just by walking the floor of a business doing an ergonomic assessment of the place. Workplace or workstation layout may force your workers to stretch, bend, reach or twist throughout the day. If you have yet to invest in ergonomic furniture, then you may discover that your staff slouches in their chairs or are hunched over their workstations.
It’s also worth keeping an eye on what is moved in the workplace, who moves it, how far it must travel manually and whether the weight is appropriate for manual handling. You might discover that some employees who have little or no experience are performing tasks that are beyond their skill level or that they are inappropriately attired, and potentially at risk.
Finally, if a staff member has returned after recuperating from an injury, have you taken measures that accommodate their new needs? If not, are they now at greater risk of complicating the issue? We provide training that answers all the appropriate questions in our manual handling risk assessment.
Why Injuries and Claims Are So Common in Adelaide
The spotlight on insurance premiums for workplaces in Adelaide usually reveals the true cost of protecting a business from the potential of claims for accidents on the premises. Few companies are fortunate to see their premiums drop and this is usually as a result of incidents, reports, claims and lengthy court proceedings that arise from improper work practices. So, what can be done to reduce the number of accidents, or indeed claims?
A manual handling course helps any Adelaide business to protect itself and its workforce from the possibility of injury in the workplace. The cause of injuries usually stems from an absence of proper knowledge and education about how best to engage with materials, surfaces, workspaces and how best to move items from one area to another without risking physical pain.
Many people that are tasked with moving items, whether they are boxes full of files, or stacks of printing paper, take a look at the job before them and try to get it done in the fastest way possible. This leaves little consideration for the possible physical implications.
As such, manual lifting is the preferred option, which leads to back strain or pulled muscles. Simple solutions, such as a cart or trolley may be close to hand, but unless training is in place to reinforce taking sensible measures then the employee may claim that they were never advised how best to take on this kind of work.
What You Can Do To Reduce Injuries in the Adelaide Workplace
Any business that incurs a loss of time and productivity caused by injury in the workplace will recognise the need to put more effective measures in place to prevent this from happening again. Manual handling training in Adelaide is readily available from the health professionals here at Corporate Work Health Australia.
We believe that the key to better workplace safety requires an investment by management in the health, safety and wellbeing of their workforce. Manual handling training is a process that involves workers directly and engages them intending to help identify better approaches to physical work that will protect their bodies, as well as the safety of their colleagues.
It is often surprising for managers to learn why their workers continue to engage with their work in risky ways. The process of inclusion affords employees a platform to point of how their current systems are designed to force such bad practices. This can, in turn, prompt management to take action and make changes that promote a much more positive work system. There are also courses in manual training where we train someone to become the manual training trainer for your company.
Engaging employees is an effective way to break stereotypical expectations, particularly where men are concerned. Addressing the company culture and expectations through manual handling often alleviate the burden that some workers feel to match the effort that stronger or more experienced colleagues display.
Understanding what is expected and showing the best way to engage with the role creates an environment that promotes best practices and forgets about stereotypical norms.
Choose High Quality Practitioners That Have a Practical Understanding
Here at Corporate Work Health Australia, we are the go-to choice for countless companies across Australia because we are health professionals who are also business owners and, therefore, recognise how best to tailor manual handling training.
Adelaide employers can benefit from the same education, advice and impartial communication that can make a huge difference in their workplace. We can deal with small to large businesses and tailor our training to your industry needs. The end result is a more positive workforce, empowered to achieve their potential more safely.
Manual Handling Training Helps Create a Better Future in Adelaide
Once issues are made apparent, we quickly realize just how many factors escape our attention every day. As such, here at Corporate Work Health Australia, we believe in taking proactive steps toward a safer environment and preventing accidents and injury, instead of reacting after something has happened. Combine our pre employment medical assessment with our manual handling training to ensure that your employees are capable and trained from the day they start with your company.
We don’t just roll out the same training methods everywhere we go, but instead, design and plan our methods to suit your specific industry. Our manual handling training gives Adelaide business the means to create a better future.
All in all, this is the health check your organization needs to realize its potential. Call today to book an appointment.
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