Manual Handling Training

Manual handling training Melbourne Gold Coast Brisbane Sydney Perth Adelaide and all other major cities. All of our manual handling training sessions are carried out by qualified health professionals such as Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Exercise physiologists or Occupational Therapists.

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

Who: Manual handling training Melbourne Gold Coast Brisbane Sydney Perth Adelaide – This manual handling training course is designed for the office worker or workers who perform occasional manual  handling with the workplace.  Our consultants will conduct the manual handling training within your workplace and train groups of up to 12 workers on how to identify, reduce and complete manual tasks safely within their work environment.

Why: Manual handling training for the office worker enables the worker to be educated on manual task risk factors and practice simple manual handling tasks specifically to their role. An often underestimated source of manual handling injuries are the lighter, repetitive tasks often found in the office.

About:

  1. Phone and email consultation with the workplace providing photographs of core workplace manual handling (tasks)
  2. Manual handling training program design
  3. Delivery of 1.5 Hour manual handling training with theoretical and practical components designed specifically for your industry (approximately 60 minutes theory and 30 minutes practical)
  4. Step-by-step practice of common manual handling tasks in the workplace

Phone Consultation & Email Communication: Phone consultation to discuss current manual handling tasks performed, concerns within the workplace and emailing of photos of key manual tasks performed.

Manual Handling Training Session Duration: 90 minutes (60 minutes theory, 30 minutes practical)

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

Requirements: Phone consultation and emailing of common manual handling tasks.   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
  • 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

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

 

Who: Manual handling training Melbourne Gold Coast Brisbane Sydney Perth Adelaide – 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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