Manual Handling Program
The aim of the manual handling program is to create a customised and job specific manual handling program, with an emphasis on empowering workers to apply a risk reduction mindset to every facet of their working day.
Our training is broken down into two sections, a theoretical component and a practical hands on component.
Components of the Healthworks Manual Handling
Correct working postures and techniques to ensure workers are comfortable, safe and efficient while they are working
The postures we adopt can drastically affect the load that is placed on our body. Small differences can sometimes make a huge change.
Manual Handling FAQ’s
What is manual handling?
Manual handling means using your body to exert force to lift, lower, push, pull, carry, move, hold or restrain objects or people.
It is the biggest cause of workplace injury in Australia.
What is a hazardous manual task?
A hazardous manual task is any task that requires a person to lift, lower, push, pull, carry or otherwise move, hold or restrain any person, animal or thing involving repetitive or sustained force, high or sudden force, repetitive movement, sustained or awkward posture or exposure to vibration.
What are some examples of manual handling tasks?
Pushing and pulling trolleys; Operating machinery; Packing boxes; Lifting heavy objects and leaning over to scan items
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