Education and Awareness

Our employment specific manual handling training programs are extremely popular due to the quality of our courses.

This is reflected in high attendance rates, compliance to learned techniques in the workplace, retention of information and injury prevention results.

Many businesses include our training on their annual employee training schedules.

Our courses take place within realistic training environments and cover key topics such as:

  • Spinal awareness and back care
  • Manual handling hazards
  • Manual handling injuries and the activities which cause them
  • Manual handling assessment
  • Safe handling principles
  • Ergonomics
  • Inanimate load handling
  • Mechanical aids
  • Fitness
  • Responsibilities imposed by the Manual Handling Operations Regulations
  • Controversial techniques
  • Team handling and communication
  • Practical applications
  • Appropriate management of aches and pains and injuries

As well as presenting manual handling classes, our team of therapists, through our intimate knowledge of the workplace and how our bodies operate within their environments can develop these programs for you across all levels of your organisation. We understand that few jobs can be performed with faultless manual handling technique at all times. For this reason, we focus on an individual task’s specific movement demands and provide meaningful actions/methods to reduce injury risk.

Our manual handling classes are a competency based, practical and interactive. We focus on the prevention and management of manual handling injuries in the workplace. The structure of the program is tailored to the individual needs of the company, in light of the particular working conditions and the nature of injuries most commonly suffered by employees.

In delivering our manual handling training packages we strive to educate and empower workers, to identify risk, and make appropriate choices with regard to their manual handling technique. As well as presenting the basic manual handling principles, we place a significant onus on real world applications and problem solving, to encourage individual behaviour change. We aim to improve your worker’s understanding and appreciation for their body and how loads affect its ability to perform task safely over a period of time.

Safety interactions involve our staff observing your employees in real time and providing on-the-spot feedback, education and training. With time, employees learn to anticipate and auto-correct their own poor technique and furthermore their colleagues.

Our problem focused and action oriented interactions are non-intrusive and delivered in a constructive manner, assisting the employee while they are actually performing their work in the natural environment. Our process concludes with the individual making a personal commitment to be conscious of theirs and their colleagues’ techniques and to pro-actively assist in the health and safety of the workforce.

Our research has found that safety interactions provided by a health professional known to employees has a much greater influence and retention factor than those provided by line management. Furthermore employees have indicated that their techniques are maintained through the anticipation of our therapist presence on site.

The human body is composed of a complex series of interrelated systems that are dependent on each other to function at peak performance. Through our education classes we have found that many employees are interested in understanding the mechanics their own ‘machine’ as well as the one that they may operate. Our education classes can be question driven or can be selected from our most popular education units:

  1. Musculoskeletal System
    • Anatomy, key functions, strengths and weaknesses of key areas for injury
    • Key actions/activities for injury
    • Common injuries
    • Recovery/treatment timeframes
    • How to minimise risk of injury
  2. Cardio-vascular System
  3. Diet and Lifestyle
  4. Strength and Resistance Training
  5. Myths and Truths
  6. Sports advice
  7. Our expert team of physiotherapists can develop and target an education program that is suited to your specific needs and job demands.

Our high quality education programs help to empower the employees through knowledge as well as promoting a safe and supportive workplace culture.

Diet and lifestyle are the cornerstone of health. Our experts take the guessing out of what to eat and how to maintain a balanced lifestyle.

We have assisted hundreds of employees maintain their optimum weight and body shape id addition to achieving sustainably improved cardiovascular improvements and energy levels throughout the day.

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0404 008 722

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