Manual Handling & Ergonomic Training

Poor manual handling practices are one of the most common hazards confronted by people in all workplaces.  No workplace is free of manual handling tasks and ergonomic hazards.  This is why having industry experienced physiotherapists training the workplace will improve the health and safety culture within your organisation.

Manual handling is any activity that involves the use of muscular force to lift, move, push, pull, carry, hold or restrain any object or person.  Examples of ergonomic risks include repetitive activities, whole-body and hand-arm vibration, bending and squatting, as well as the effort that is needed from the back and neck muscles to sustain sitting postures whilst sitting and typing or operating machinery.

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As such it is equally important for workers who perform prolonged sedentary tasks such as machinery operating or computer workstation use to undertake ergonomic and manual handling training programs.

 

Training that combines manual handling training with ergonomics training empowers the workforce with manual handling injury prevention strategies such as:

  • Strong Spine Lifting Techniques

  • Strong Spine Sitting Techniques

  • Pre-start Mobilisation & Stretching

  • Soft Tissue Creed Avoidance

  • Core Back Muscle Activation

  • Provide Risk Assessment Tools for Ergonomic Risk Assessment

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