RECOVERY PARTNERS: THE SAFETY EXPERTS
Our bodies are not intended to adopt and maintain the postures imposed by some modern-day workplaces and work tasks. Preventable musculoskeletal injuries are often the combination of a poor selection of general workplace equipment such as chairs, laptops, keyboards and mice and the way individuals interact with these devices. We can help you identify high-risk workplace equipment and give you strategies to assist with the human behaviours associated with their successful implementation.
Our training has both theoretical and practical aspects to develop the knowledge of your staff. The training covers the essentials of human anatomy, posture, workstation setup and layout, bad habits and self-management techniques. We aim to share with you the “WHY” of ergonomics not just the “HOW”.
Following the completion of this course, your staff will have the following knowledge and skills:
- An understanding of basic ergonomic principles,
- An understanding of common workplace injuries and workstation design flaws, and
- Recommendations for individual workstations and ways to improve your current set up.
Furthermore, our team is able to present specific content such as:
- Current safety legislation,
- Risk Identification,
- How to prioritise risks and how to develop an action plan to control them, and
- Particular risks are identified and discussed (dependent on workplace risk profile).
Office-based participants receive information about workplace layout and setup, appropriate seating, occupational overuse injuries, bad habits, and environmental contributors. Whilst, non-office based staff receive information about plant and equipment layout and use, manual handling, guarding, and environmental factors relevant to their type of work. You can be confident that if you run this training, you have taken proactive measures to manage the health and safety of your workforce.
This training is designed to be run onsite, at your workplace by one of our passionate team members. This allows it to be an interactive session with a direct review of workstations occurring as part of the training. This not only means that there is an application of the principles but also individual review and discussion with your staff and our professionals at their actual workstation. A summary report of the workstation modifications can be provided to you at the completion of this training.
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