Manual Handling Training Course Program in Australia

Our Manual handling training sessions 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.

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Manual Handling Training for the Modern Australian Workplace

Even with the greatest product on the market or service that customers simply cannot get enough of, unless your workforce has the ability to comfortably and competently carry out their jobs, you cannot expect growth or indeed profitability. The workplace is where the vast majority of people will spend the bulk of their day and so it is imperative that it is designed and thought through in a manner that promotes healthy and safe practices.

Here at Corporate Work Health Australia, we develop and implement manual handling training in a bespoke manner for companies throughout the country who choose to take a proactive approach to their employees’ wellbeing. Our goal is to reduce the risk of injuries becoming a common occurrence in your workplace, to educate your staff so that they can follow best practice solutions and, as a consequence, to improve your productivity and bottom line.

Our complete and comprehensive solutions make it possible for companies in all industries to access a tailored program that is designed around their needs and specific work processes. Our follow through program ensures that monitoring and measurement reports track the progress of the changes you make following the delivery of our manual handling course and as we re-assess your business, they stand to go from strength-to-strength.

How Manual Handling Training Positively Impacts Your Business

It is very easy to accept the norms and practices of a company once it is up and running. The original staff will develop ways of working that they then pass along to each new hire, but this can prove detrimental to the overall efficiency of the business where those practices are poorly thought through.

At Corporate Work Health Australia, we know from our vast experience that a well-crafted manual handling program can do wonders to raise the awareness levels of employees to the potential dangers that they face every day. It emphasises how their behaviour has a negative impact and through re-education, this can help them to better understand how good practices will increase their efficiency and ability to work comfortably.

We believe that the best way to train a workforce is by doing so in their work environment. Having the ability to see the new techniques performed at their work stations and being able to participate ensures that their learning is relatable and, therefore, easier to pick up.

What every business gains from undertaking manual handling training courses does not just come from seasoned professionals here at Corporate Work Health Australia. Engaging with your workers will open your eyes to issues that they have with regards to their work practices, where they see problems and where they have identified risk.

Taking a collaborative approach to improving the overall safety of the company will make for a much more engaging, informative and rounded means to changing it in a positive way.

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 training 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.

Embracing Simple, Smart Solutions

Manual handling injuries are the product of poor work practices and a lack of effective ergonomic systems. A culture that ignores an employee’s complaints about the twinges in their back when they complete certain tasks fails to notice the early warning signs of a problem that could develop into something much greater.

Companies with a culture of open communication take such complaints as a red flag that needs to be addressed. A simple tweak to the workspace or a new chair could make all the difference, or it could be through training that the team learns how best to handle materials in a manner that protects their bodies.

A manual handling course always contains a lot of information that on the face of it seems obvious, but in truth, has never really been vocalised within the workplace to that point. Sometimes for a company to change its ways an impartial outside voice is needed to discuss such issues and pinpoint the possible negative outcomes that could arise from a failure to change.

At Corporate Work Health Australia, 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.

Any business that believes that they could do things differently to reduce the number of injuries reported as a result of poor practices should first speak with their workers to determine where they see problems. Systems are often designed in isolation from practical application and it is only when feedback is sought that any problematic elements come to light.

Manual Handling Training Delivered by Qualified Health Professionals

When you opt for a manual handling program from the team here at Corporate Work Health Australia, you gain the knowledge, expertise and advice from professionals with practical experience. What’s more, our sessions are carried out by qualified physiotherapists, exercise physiologists, occupational therapists and osteopaths.

We believe that every business has the potential to embrace a better way of working that can lead to even greater profits. Better still, morale will receive a welcome boost when you engage the best manual handling training available in Australia today.

A Sterling 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.

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

CWHA Manual Handling Training Objectives & Course Schedule PDF

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

CWHA Manual Handling Training Objectives & Course Schedule PDF

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

Corporate Work Health Australia’s mission is simple:

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

Excellence in Manual Handling Training

All our manual handling training programs are written using evidence based material and the most up to date Australian Legislation. Corporate Work Health Australia’s training team are fully qualified Physiotherapists, Osteopaths and Exercise Physiologists who pride themselves on delivering effective, easy to understand, ‘jargon’ free training, best suited for up to 12 staff members.

Corporate Work Health Australia brings a wealth of experience of working across a broad spectrum of both public and private sectors of industry offering a full and varied portfolio of services aimed at reducing the costs associated with musculoskeletal injury.

Easy to Understand

Our fully qualified training team can provide ‘real life’ examples of injuries they treat daily which reinforces the importance of applying good manual handling task techniques and teaching the ‘why’ behind the ‘how’ of good technique that people can relate to. The training ensures delegates acquire safe manual lifting and handling practical skills specifically to their work environment and reinforces the importance of good technique being applied to all aspects of everyday life.
Wade Brennan

Wade Brennan

Physiotherapist, WHS Consultant & Trainer
B App. Sc (phty), Cert IV & Dip WHS, Cert IV TAE

Member Human Factors & Ergonomics Society of Australia (HFESA)

Member Safety Institute of Australia (SIA)

Committee Member Australian Physiotherapy Association Qld Occupational Health Group

“Having to treat the damaging effects of poor technique and posture, and high risk work on the spine on a daily basis I am often asked why we didn’t learn this in the past?

Our fun, interactive courses go a long way to improving our clients understanding of the spine, why training and understanding risk factors is so important and preventing the epidemic that is low back pain in 2016.”

Heath Williams

Heath Williams

Osteopath, WHS Consultant & Trainer
B.Sci M.O. Grad.Cert.Tert.Ed, Cert IV & Dip WHS, Cert IV TAE

Member Human Factors & Ergonomics Society of Australia (HFESA)

Member Safety Institute of Australia (SIA)

Committee Member Australian Osteopathic Association Victorian Occupational Health Group

“The delegates we train really enjoy learning about what happens to the body when you continuously stress the tissues using poor technique.

As they discover how valuable this information becomes to everyday life they become very involved in active discussions in the course. They can then really appreciate what good manual handling is all about. This really is a topic that every one of us should understand better and begin implementing on a daily basis.”

Customisation is Key!

Corporate Work Health Australia is proud to rise above the generic. We understand that different industries require different manual handling (task) training, which is why we work with our clients in developing customised manual handling training tailored to their workplace and solutions that really work. We ensure that our manual handling training courses meet our client’s exact manual handling training needs including visual, practical and written materials where appropriate.

Benefits to Employers

  • Control and minimise the costs of workplace injuries from manual handling (tasks)
  • Reductions in back injuries, shoulder injuries and repetitive injuries
  • Comply with workplace health and safety legislation to provide a safe workplace
  • Improve worker’s understanding of the risk assessment and risk control processes
  • Increase the participative approach to reducing manual tasks risk factors and workplace safety culture
  • Decreased absenteeism & increased productivity
  • Reduced exposure to health and safety risk
Corporate Work Health Australia provides a range of services in Work Health & Safety consulting, including offering a number of manual training and assessment packages for the workplace. We cater for all size companies and offer clients a variety of ways to provide manual tasks training and assessment for their workforce.

This service provides highly professional training, risk assessment and recommendations regarding manual tasks and their associated hazards in the workplace using current Australian legislation.

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