Close Area

Let's talk today
03 9859 7700

 

Manual Handling and Ergonomics

Manual Handling Injuries cost the Australian economy close to $28 Billion every year. Of the 90% of non-disease related claims, 45% were injuries caused by manual handling.

Investing in manual handling and ergonomic training is more than just ticking the compliance box. It could save your business tens of thousands of dollars and more importantly, it could potentially save an employee’s life.

R&R’s engaging manual handling and ergonomic training is delivered by experienced, tertiary qualified, injury prevention coaches located all around Australia. Our training aim is to:

Positively affect individual and team behaviours

R&R’s best practice manual handling training increases individual and team awareness around  how they think, how they prepare, how they perform tasks, and how well they work together.

Ensure injury prevention at the workplace is taken seriously

No one wants to get injured, we sometimes just find ourselves in a complacent mindset or even desensitised to the surrounding risks. Our training is designed to put heads and hearts back into workplace safety.

Build a ‘collective want’ to not get injured

Our aim is to make workplace injury prevention a priority. It’s only once an employee has a ”want” to not getting injured will they then proactively look to prevent one from occurring. 

Ensure all staff understand the wide reaching effects of injuries

It’s important to not lose sight of how impactful an injury can be on both your professional and personal life. We look to connect employees to all the reasons as to why an injury is worth preventing.

Drive down injury rates by exploring a series of manual handling lifting techniques

Understanding how to move safely and efficiently are both critical components of injury prevention. Our training aims to educate employees on correct lifting and movement techniques so they can significantly reduce their risk of getting injured.

Build awareness of how to protect the spine

Protecting our spine throughout our life is an integral part of being able to move freely and without pain. A critical component of back protection is the utilisation of core muscles. Our training will educate staff on how to engage and strengthen these very important muscles, resulting in stronger bodies and more efficient movement.

Ensure staff understand the relationship between their mental well-being in the workplace and best practice manual handling

Distraction, complacency and disinterest all happen above the shoulders. Our aim is to connect employees to the relationship between their mental well-being and their safety in the workplace. 

Create a mindset that staff are office or industrial athletes – warm up, work smart, warm down

Athletes and employees have one thing in common. They both need their bodies to function well and be pain free to be able to perform at their best. Our training aims to highlight the relationship between proactively managing our bodies and improved physical performance. Become an industrial/office athlete and significantly reduce your risk of injury. 

Outline the importance of maintaining a healthy weight range to reduce injury risk

Unfortunately, the current state of Australian physical health is not great. A greater demand for us to sit in front of computers and not get up and be physically active, in conjunction with over sized, high sugary, readily available foods, has resulted in many of us finding it difficult to shift the kg’s. Our interactive training will highlight the relationship between increased body mass and injury risk. We’ll help employees learn and build strategies to help shift the unwanted kg’s and ultimately improve their safety.

Make staff the manual handling and ergonomic experts – facilitate teams to discuss best practice manual handling techniques

Our training is designed to be easily understood and easily implemented. 

It is rare for employees to finish a manual handling training session with R&R trainers and say anything other than how much they enjoyed it, how different it was to what they’ve done in the past, and how important it will be to injury prevention in the workplace.

Our ability to motivate employees to transfer theory to practical application is what sets us apart.

Employees often turn up to our manual handling training thinking it will be a waste of their time, that it will just be another group teaching them how to sit up straight and pick up a box.

In R&R lead manual handling training sessions, it doesn’t take long before that mindset completely changes.

Employees soon find themselves on a journey into mental health, into how their mind works and why some people act and react the way they do. It also asks them to consider the wide reaching effects of sustaining a physical injury.

In essence, R&R trainers value the challenge of building desire into employees that creates teams that not only look out for each other but do all they can to not get injured.

Delivered by experienced injury prevention and performance coaches, R&R’s engaging manual handling training aims to:

  • Positively affect individual and team behaviours
  • Build a ‘collective want’ to not get injured
  • Ensure all staff understand the wide reaching effects of injuries
  • Understand that muscles drive movement
  • Build awareness of how to protect the spine
  • Ensure staff understand the relationship between mental health and best practice manual handling
  • Create a mindset that staff are office or industrial athletes – warm up, work smart, warm down
  • Highlight the need to maintain appropriate body function to be able to perform critical tasks effectively/safely
  • Outline the importance of maintaining a healthy weight range to reduce injury risk
  • Make staff the manual handling experts – facilitate teams to discuss best practice critical tasks

It is rare for employees to finish a manual handling training session with R&R trainers and say anything other than how much they enjoyed it, how different it was to what they’ve done in the past, and how much it’s changed the way they view theirs and their colleagues’ habits.

Our ability to motivate employees to transfer theory to practical application is what sets us apart.

Call us now if you want behavioural change that results in improved performance and decreased injuries.

Get in touch


  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: eps, pdf, ai, indd, psd, cdr, jpg, jpeg, gif, png, bmp, tif, tiff, csv, doc, docx, xls, xlsx, Max. file size: 40 MB.
    • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.