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Manual Handling Training Course in Melbourne

At Corporate Work Health Australia, our Melbourne manual handling course helps businesses through the development and implementation of programs that are designed to improve the safety of their work environments. We differentiate our service from others in this field by expanding the modes by which we deliver the training and our team of qualified health professionals ensure that you are receiving the guidance and advice of those that fully understand how the human body is impacted by stress and strain.

Even if this is your first foray into this area and you are uncertain as to whether your employees stand to benefit from it, we encourage you to get in touch with us today. Every employer has a duty of care to those that he or she employs and, even with the best will in the world, an objective perspective on your business could help to eliminate an unidentified risk or threat to their safety.

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Manual Handling Training Course for Melbourne Businesses

As so many different types of businesses all involve manual handling to some degree, having a customised manual handling course that can take place at your Melbourne * business makes sense. Rather than a generic, off-the-shelf course where a lot of the information might be irrelevant, Corporate Work Health Australia tailor a program to suit the needs of your employees, meaning that you get the most from your training.

There are many things that people do at work that can impact their bodies. Repetitive bad practice can lead to twinges and niggles in your back, joints, and limbs. Musculoskeletal injuries often occur because of a lack of understanding of manual handling, which is why we aim to put it right with our training in Melbourne *.

The Best Manual Handling Training by Healthcare Experts

Corporate Work Health Australia is the company to take you through your manual handling course for your Melbourne * business because of our expertise in the area of your physical health. The company was established by physiotherapist Wade Brennan and osteopath Heath Williams. Both have extensive knowledge of corporate health and safety, as well as experience of working in the private sector. Coupled with a professional team made up of physiotherapists, osteopaths and exercise physiologists, our expertise puts the health of your workers in great stead.

We know that different industries and businesses require a separate approach to their manual handling training. A company whose workers are predominantly office-based is going to be very different from someone who mainly works in a warehouse. For this reason, we offer different courses.

The packages that we offer include the following:

  • Manual Handling Training ‘Direct to the Workforce’ Practical Skills Course
  • Customised Manual Handling Program ‘Direct to the Workforce’ Practical Skills Course
  • Combined Office Workstation Ergonomics and Manual Handling Training Workshops

These courses can be used for those who spend the majority of their time completing manual handling, and we also include an option for those who also spend time at a desk or workstation. Strong ergonomics within the workplace can make a huge difference to reducing the risk of injury in the workplace, and while we have come on leaps and bounds with ergonomic office equipment, not knowing how to use it can be detrimental to health, along with other forms of bad practice.

A Company That You Can Trust to Deliver

When it comes to choosing a company to deliver your manual handling training in Melbourne *, you want to know that your investment is being well used. You can choose Corporate Work Health Australia with confidence. When surveyed, 94% said they were likely or very likely to use our services again. Along with this, 92% agreed that we met their expectations and outcomes.

With the right manual handling training, you can look forward to having a workplace that looks after its employees, and you can enjoy better morale and greater productivity. Contact us today, and we will happily discuss which training course suits your needs best.

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How to identify Manual Handling Risks In Your Melbourne Office

Those that are taking proactive steps toward a better workplace should consider some of the basics to determine just how necessary it is to seek professional assistance in designing new and effective protocols and work practices.

The manual handling training we deliver in Melbourne is designed to assess what risks are already in place, and how best these can be addressed. Here’s how we help identify manual handling risks in your Melbourne office and workplace: 

  • Outline Hazards & Risks To Date
    Think about the hazards that you have personally noted to date, whether they are related to a specific employee, work practice or a process that is out-dated. What risk level would you associate with this hazard? At Corporate Work Health Australia, we seek to consider this factor first and foremost before we determine an appropriate control measure, which we can then help you to implement and monitor.
  • Review Records of Injury & Absenteeism
    A key source of information about where the problems lie in your organization is your records of injury and absenteeism. One area of the business may reveal itself as a high-risk area simply by checking where past accidents took place. What’s more, this also indicates a poor productivity area in your business, due to the turnover of staff, regular need for replacement employees and loss of work hours.
  • Ask Staff & Employees
    The greatest source of information that will help you determine whether you could truly benefit from manual handling training is your staff. They engage every day and know where the problems are, so we suggest having a word with them to see just how many improvements you could make.
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Manual Handling Solutions for a Safer Melbourne Workplace

Even though our services are accessible in many cities, towns and regions, here at Corporate Work Health Australia, we believe in making our knowledge available as widely as possible. As such, we have developed online training courses so that those further afield can benefit from our expertise and learn at their own pace.

Those that wish to access the best manual handling training Melbourne has to offer are invited to get in touch with the team here at Corporate Work Health Australia today. We also run ergonomic assessments in Melbourne to better your employee’s work health. So, call and access modern solutions to a safer workplace today.

Manual Handling Training Helps Prevent Mental Strain

Those that think about the impact of an accident or injury in the workplace will usually visualise someone with their arm bandaged, in a sling or lying in a hospital bed. While the nature of the injury may not be quite so severe, any issue that limits the ability of a worker to earn and feel that sense of pride in their work can also have a detrimental effect on their mental health.

A Melbourne’s manual handling course is ideal for companies that wish to protect their employees from avoidable harm and injury. You must create a positive work environment for your entire workforce and part of this is equipping them with the knowledge they need to take preventative measures that will insulate them from any harm.

Depending on the kind of injury sustained from a manual handling accident, an employee could experience a lot of pain that carries on for many days, weeks or even longer. As such, this pressure on the mind and body can place them at risk of depression.

Unable to work, the time spent away from work can lead to isolation, not to mention the potential negative effect that prescription medication can have over time. Family suffer as a direct result, through a loss of earnings or even as a result of the psychological toll they must now deal with in addition to the physical affliction.

What Can Be Done to Reduce Injuries In Your Melbourne Business

Here at Corporate Work Health Australia, we believe in helping companies limit the possibility of any employee incurring an injury while at work. Our manual handling course in Melbourne affords businesses the chance to:

  • Secure a tailor-designed approach to their specific workplace that has proven effective across a range of different industries and
  • Reduced the number of injuries, complaints progressing to claims and helped productivity to increase.

Education and appropriate training is the most effective way to help your workforce gain a greater awareness of workplace health and safety. Engaging your staff directly with training that comes from health professionals who deliver impartial advice is the ideal way to achieve what you want without having to directly push the corporate agenda.

The presence of an outside team allows your workers to participate without feeling that it is a box-ticking exercise designed to bring the company in line with health and safety regulations. However, what is most important is that your employees gain a better sense of the risk and how best to limit the chances of incurring an injury that could have a detrimental impact on their ability to work.

Training Tailored to Your Melbourne Workforce

While older members of the workforce are most at risk of serious injury, having a young group of employees does not insulate your business from the possibility of accidents happening. However, carrying out a pre employment medical assessment in Melbourne will ensure you are getting the right candidate on board for the job.

With added manual training that is tailored to the work that they do every day, this reduces risk and promotes a much more positive workplace. We can carry out a manual handling risk assessment prior to see what kind of manual handling training you might need specific to your workplace.

Manual handling training in Melbourne from a team that are members of Safety Institute of Australia, Human Factors & Ergonomics Society of Australia is the best way to ensure that your workers get the best possible advice and learn best practices that will afford them a better quality of life at work.

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Get Tailored & Professional Advice on Safe Manual Handling Tasks & Practices

Our team at Corporate Work Health Australia is made up of professional and highly experienced manual handling experts who are members of the Safety Institute of Australia, Human Factors & Ergonomics Society of Australia. This means you’ll be getting help from work health professionals who are up-to-date with the latest safety work regulations and requirements that your particular business needs to comply with.

We help outline how to create a safe manual handling workplace, the proper manual handling techniques (lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, putting down goods), as well as so much more.

If you’re looking for ways to minimise the risks and hazards for your employees at your Melbourne business or workplace, come and talk to our team at Corporate Work Health Australia today.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How Do Our Melbourne Online Manual Handling Courses work?

Corporate Work Health Australia offers a range of online manual handling training courses in Melbourne for the modern workplace. We offer both a short 75min manual handling training for the office worker and 75min manual handling training for objects and materials. Ensure your workers meet their OHS manual handling training needs. Covering everything from OHS requirements, hazard and risk management, manual handling pitfalls and best practice strategies. Our courses consist of 6 modules made up of powerpoint presentations and videos that workers can complete at their own pace.

What does Face To Face Manual Handling Training Involve?

Our face to face manual handling training sessions in Melbourne are run in all major cities around Australia. All of our manual handling training sessions are carried out by qualified health professionals such as Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Exercise Physiologists or Occupational Therapists. A review of your workplace prior to the manual handling training allows us to design a tailored manual handling course that meets your company needs. Theoretical and practical training is delivered specifically to your industry, incorporating common/challenging workplace tasks, mechanical assistance and task specific practical training.

What Is A Manual Handling Risk Assessment?

Corporate Work Health Australia in Melbourne can assist your organisation in identifying manual handling hazards and risk factors and recommend strategies to reduce these risks through a number of solutions including work organisation, redesign, engineering, education and training. From your risk assessment, you may need to make some changes that could be to do with the layout, by using different objects for the tasks involved, or by using mechanical aids to protect workers. Coupled with our manual handling training, we put you in good stead to deliver a safe and functional working environment.

How Does CWHA Manual Handling Training Compare?

At Corporate Work Health Australia in Melbourne, we specialise in tailoring our training methods to the companies that we work for. Over an hour and a half, or two and a half hours, your team can engage with practical and theoretical components that are relevant to their work. Instead of choosing an off the shelf program that delivers generic information, choosing to directly engage the workforce enables practical education and allows your team to practice manual handling tasks in the workplace. 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.

How Much Does CWHA Manual Handling Training Cost in Melbourne?

Choose from online or face to face manual handling training options in Melbourne. We will work with your budget and training needs to design a training package that meets your needs within your budget. Discounts available for both multiple face to face training courses, as well bulk online training packages.

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