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Wade Brennan - Physiotherapist and trainer
“Having to treat the damaging effects of poor technique and posture 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 good technique is so important and preventing the epidemic that is low back pain in 2012”
Heath Williams - Osteopath and trainer
“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.”
Manual Handling Training
“Training for life rather than just sitting through another health and safety course”
Manual handling is the most common cause of injury in Australia. Unfortunately, despite employer’s best intentions, between 1997 and 2003 manual tasks at work resulted in close to 450,000 compensation claims here in Australia. This equates to $8 billion in worker’s compensation premiums paid by Australian Employers in the 2005-06 financial year.*
Manual handling (now manual tasks 2010) means more than just lifting or carrying something. The term ‘manual tasks’ is used to describe a range of activities including lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling, carrying, moving, holding or restraining an object, animal or person. This means that all of your employees are exposed to and are at risk of manual handling injuries.
Australian OH&S legislation requires employers to identify, assess and control workplace hazards. One of these hazards is the risk of injury caused by manual tasks. The national standard for manual tasks requires that all tasks in your workplace which involve manual handling are identified and that the risk of injury is assessed. Where there is risk of injury, suitable ‘control measures’ must be introduced. Manual handling training is one such control measure.
Excellence in Manual Tasks 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 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 techniques and teaching the ‘why’ behind the ‘how’ of good technique that people can relate to. The training ensures delegates acquire safe 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.
Customisation is Key
Corporate Work Health Australia is proud to rise above the generic. We understand that different industries require different training, which is why we work with our clients in developing customised training tailored to their workplace and solutions that really work. We ensure that our training courses meet our client’s exact training needs including visual, practical and written materials where appropriate.
Not just employees need training
In addition to workers, other groups who could receive training include:
- Supervisors & managers or workers
- WHSO & WHSR
- In-house designers, engineers & workers responsible for selection and maintenance of plant, job & task design and organisation
- Risk management officers
- Volunteers & staff from agencies.