Manual Handling Training Course in Adelaide

All our manual handling training sessions are carried out by qualified health professionals such as Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Exercise physiologists or Occupational Therapists.

Manual Handling Training Experts 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.

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. We encourage Adelaide 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. 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 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 is readily available in Adelaide 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

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.

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.

Corporate Work Health Australia’s mission is simple:

"FEWER Injuries, QUICKER Recoveries, HEALTHIER Bodies, IMPROVED Staff morale, REDUCED Absenteeism, INCREASED Productivity, REAL Savings...."

Call us today and start getting the most out of your employees.