Save Money & Time By Reducing Compensation Premiums & Workplace Injuries Through Manual Handling Training

Manual Handling Training ‘Direct to the Workforce’ Practical Skills Course – 1.5 hours

Our training team is comprised of osteopaths & physiotherapists who

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 *.

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Customised Manual Handling Training ‘Direct to the Workforce’ Practical Skills Course – 2.5- 3 hours

Who: Manual handling training Australia – Companies looking to create and deliver industry specific manual handling training to workers in their industry. This manual handling training course is designed for the worker who completes manual tasks on a daily basis.

Why: Manual handling training specific to your industry enables the worker to practice common manual handling tasks specific to their role. A review of the 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.

About: Our customised manual handling training involves a 4 step process:

  1. Phone consultation and site visit to observation 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 12-15 workers can be trained in each session.
  4. Step-by-step practice of common manual handling tasks in the workplac

Manual Handling Site Visit Duration:  1 hr – 1/2 day

Manual Handling Training Session Duration: 2.5 – 3 hours (90 minutes theory, 60-90 minutes practical)

Manual Handling Trainers:  Qualified Health Professionals – Osteopath, Physiotherapist, Exercise Physiologist, Occupational Therapist

Requirements: Site visit, photo and video footage of current manual tasks performed, consultation with key stakeholders when undertaking the site visit.   Training workshops can be delivered in a training room/meeting room at your site or in the work area if required.

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
  • 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

Combined Office Workstation Ergonomics And Manual Handling Training Workshops

Who: Companies who have a workforce where their workers are required to a combination of seated computer based work as well manual handling.

About:  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.  Emailing of photos of your key manual tasks and office workstation photos so that a customised course can be created.
  2. Ergonomics & Manual handling training sessions 2 hours onsite within your workplace.  Groups of up to 12-15 workers can be trained in each session.

Why:  Workers who are required to perform office based work and manual handling are presented with a range of different hazards and issues within each specific work area.   Education and training of workers in the hazards and risks associated with office workstation ergonomics and manual handling with training focusing on educating workers about their posture at their workstation and manual handling behaviours.

Phone Consultation & Emailing: 30-60 minutes

Manual Handling Training Session Duration: 2 hours (45 minutes – office workstation ergonomics, 1.25 hours manual handling theory and practical)

Office workstation and Manual Handling Trainers:  Qualified Health Professionals – Osteopath, Physiotherapist, Exercise Physiologist, Occupational Therapist

Requirements: Site visit, photo and video footage of current manual tasks performed, consultation with key stakeholders when undertaking the site visit.   Training workshops can be delivered in a training room/meeting room at your site or in the work area if required.

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

Manual Handling Hazard Identification & Risk Assessment Services

Have you conducted a workplace hazard identification check and manual handling risk assessment of specific manual tasks?  All workplaces should have an OHS/WHS management system in place so that can identify key hazardous manual tasks within the workplace and then perform a risk assessment of these manual tasks to help guide on the best method to manage this.  To find out more information about Corporate Work Health Australia services in these areas, please click on the link below

Manual Handling Risk Assessment

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.

Our Services

Pre-employment Functional Assessments

Manual Handling Risk Assessments

Ergonomic Assessments

Onsite Physiotherapy & Osteopathy

Manual Handling Training Courses

Pre-employment Medical Assessment

Office Ergonomics Training Courses

Manual Handling Train the Trainer Courses

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