Historically, manual handling training was considered an integral part of risk management. This is no longer the case and is often not needed.
What is needed, is a manual tasks audit. This is a methodical process using observation and measurement of postures, movements, forces, repetition, speed and various environmental factors. At Back on Track, we use our trained ‘physio eyes’ as well as various technologies and apps to measure and assess risk exposure. Through the audit process we can identify the presence (or absence) of manual task hazards and provide advice on risk control.
Sometimes, an audit can yield great news – your work yields low risk exposure and you can continue business as usual in the knowledge you are providing a safe workplace. Other times, there might be a number of hazardous manual tasks identified. Back on Track will work with you to implement a targeted program of risk control. Training may be part of that strategy but often we recommend more robust tactics that are delivered in house, by your own team, coached by Back on Track’s consultants. Although we would love to deliver a business-wide training program that may not be the most cost-effective strategy for your business. With evidence-based strategies, Back on Track will provide the direction. Operating in Brisbane and all over Queensland, we’re here to ensure your business doesn’t suffer from employee injuries.