WORKSAFE

Manual handling training program for a safer workplace

Work related injuries can deliver a significant cost in financial, organizational, and human terms.

Physio Plus can assist employers reduce these costs via training and education programs which provide staff with the knowledge and tools to support and reinforce a healthy, safe workplace.

The WorkSafe program is a group based education program that promotes awareness of manual handlingrisk factors and provides spesific strategies and techniques to enable staff to better manage the manual handling challemges in their workplace.

The implementation of the WorkSafe program also assist the development of:

  • Positive employee attitudes to work safety,
  • A workplace culture that encourages and respects individual and organisational commitment to work safety, and
  • Organisational independence and successful long-term management of manual handling injuries.

Training Content

Introduction

  • Consequences of manual handling injuries
  • Anatomy and Function of the spine
  • Effects of poor working posture and lifting techniques on the body
  • Key causes of workplace injury
  • Mechanisms of spinal disc injury

Manual Handling

  • Risk factors in manual handling and work postures
  • General Guidelines - for lifting & manual handling techniques
  • Safe Manual Handling Procedure
  • Prevention strategies - take control today
  • Exercise for back care - Exercise on the job.

Integrated Problem Solving

  • Practical solutions for job specific manual handling tasks
  • Job specific handling techniques

Evaluation

  • Evaluation of participants knowledge
  • Participant's evaluation of presentation

 

Duration:120 minutes

Group Numbers: max 18

Location: Your workplace

 

 

OFFICESAFE

Ergonomic and health education program for the sedentary worker

Work related injuries can deliver a significant cost in financial, organizational, and human terms.

Physio Plus can assist employers reduce these costs via training and education programs which provide staff with the knowledge and tools to support and reinforce a healthy, safe workplace.

The OfficeSafe program is a group based education program that promotes awareness of the postural and repetitive strain risks associated with sedentary, computer orientated job roles, and provides specific strategies and techniques to enable staff to better manage the consequences of an "office-bound" working life.

The implementation of the OfficeSafe program also assist the development of:

  • Positive employee attitudes to work safety,
  • A workplace culture that encourages and respects individual and organisational commitment to work safety, and
  • Organisational independence and successful long-term management of employee health.

Training Content

Introduction

  • The conflict between human design and the modern work office.
  • Consequences of workplace pain and injury
  • Potential effects of work postures and repetitive movements - pain and injury
  • Key causes of workplace pain and injury

Prevention of Workplace pain and injury

  • Personal strategies
  • Task and posture strategies
  • Manual Handling strategies
  • Interval exercise strategies

Office Ergonomics

  • Computer set-up checklist
  • General Office Environment checklist

Problem Solving pain at work

  • A checklist of solutions to workplace fatigue and pain

Integrated Problem Solving

  • Specific solutions for problematic tasks or environments

Evaluation

  • Evaluation of participants knowledge
  • Participant's evaluation of presentation

 

Duration: 90 minutes

Group Numbers: max 18

Location: Your workplace