Manual Handling Training
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Manual Handling Training
According to SafeWork Australia, body stressing injuries (sprains and strains) account for 38% of serious workplace injury claims. Our belief is that sprains and strains are largely avoidable injuries that can be prevented by a targeted risk management approach. One component in this risk management is the implementation of job-specific manual handling training. It is not just about improving technique, it is about a risk management approach to manual handling. We understand that the workplace can’t always be the perfect environment for lifting and moving objects. We know you don’t work in a world full of perfectly square boxes that are located at waist height. As such we aim to improve the skills of your staff in identifying manual handling risks and how to apply manual handling principles to allow them to perform the task better on a day to day basis.
Our manual handling package is a combined theoretical and practical session that looks at informing participants on the theoretical basics and developing their skills in the practical application of best practice manual handling techniques. Participants are trained to understand the following:
- What is Manual Handling?
- How Manual Handling Injuries occur?
- Identify, Assess and Control Manual Handling risks
- Anatomy and Biomechanics
- Safe Lifting Techniques – theory and practical.
At Recovery Partners we appreciate that to deliver the desired outcomes we must tailor the content of the training to specifically match the physical demands and requirements of your workplace. Manual handling is something that every worker deals with on a daily basis and we encourage training for all your employers starting with those carrying the highest level of risk.
Note: You may require manual handling training specifically for managers and supervisors as “officers” have an increased duty of care under the WHS Act 2011.
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