Manual Handling Training

Around one third of all workplace injuries in Australia occur during manual handling activities. Many of these injuries could have been avoided with good preventative interventions. Job specific training is one of those interventions. By providing your employees with the knowledge and skills to identify their potential hazards and know how to take appropriate measures to reduce the risk, you can prevent injuries and reduce monetary and productivity losses.

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Job Fit’s occupational health and safety professionals have extensive experience providing workplace training to educate and motivate people. In the ten years, since our doors opened, we have helped businesses reduce risk by customising training programs to suit the needs of each organisation. Our trainers are always enthusiastic and are knowledgeable in practical injury prevention techniques.We can provide individual evaluations to assess your employees on their comprehension and application of the instructional objectives.

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What does the program involve?

Generally, we customise all our programs to suit the needs of our clients. This customisation can be in the form of theory based training and/or hands-on training in the working environment or in a training room. The fundamentals of our programs include:

  • How to identify hazardous manual handling
  • Correct and incorrect methods of lifting and handling material
  • Identifying movements and forces that must be avoided
  • Workplace warmup regime
  • Discussion, demonstration and participation of key workplace specific tasks
  • Injury prevention tips

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Typically the session duration is 1-2 hours, however we can tailor a program to suit your needs. Ideally, we limit group sizes to 15 participants depending on the style and content of the training program. This allows for adequate group participation and learning. All our training programs include detailed handouts containing all the content covered in the program.

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We can also provide the training program as a high quality video package. Click here to find out more about our Customised Training Videos.

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What do you need to provide?

For the theoretical component of the program, all that we require is a training room with chairs, a data projector and laptop (we can provide the projector and laptop if needed). For the practical component of the program, we require a space larger enough to perform various movements and exercises. We may also require certain material and training aids which are relevant to the group in order to practice manual handling technique.

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What benefits can you achieve from our manual handling training programs?

  • Improved effectiveness of workplace training
  • Ensuring jobs are performed using safe work practices
  • Reduced potential for manual handling related injuries and the effects they can have on production
  • Significant return on investment with a reduction in claims
  • Helps to promote awareness and prompt discussion on safe work practices which can lead to safety improvements in the workplace
  • Demonstrates compliance with legislation by providing workplace training to improve work practices

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Call Job Fit on (03) 5977 0222 for more information and a free quote.

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