Manual Handling
and Ergonomics

Keeping your workplace safe and healthy

Background:

All workers are at risk of injury whether their work is physical, and involves manual handling, or whether they work at a desk, and face the risks that come with inactivity.  Nobody comes to work to get injured, and sound work practices can help avoid this.

Timing:  1.5 hour workshop

Who should attend:  All workers, supervisors, team leaders and managers who want to maintain safe work practices.

Workshop Overview:  Topics include:

  • Identification of issues
  • Risk assessment
  • Control options using hierarchy of control
  • Responsibilities of workers and managers under the WHS Act
  • Consultation
  • Reporting
  • Safe lifting techniques
  • Pushing and pulling techniques
  • Assess the work environment
  • Healthy job design
  • Manual handling code of practice
  • Questions and scenarios
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