On-site Manual Handling Training

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Manual Handling Training

Welcome to Assist Group's On-site Manual Handling Training service page. We proudly work Australia wide and have locations or partner networks in all capital cities and many regional centres. The aim of Assist Group's Manual Handling Training program is to decrease the total number of workplace injuries, by providing your employees with an innovative program, which encompasses a multitude of possible injury prevention avenues.

Enquire Today for Manual Handling Training

To get an in-depth view of our manual handling training programs, or discuss your specific needs, please phone our medical reception in your location by CLICKING HERE or submit your details in the contact form at the bottom of this page.

Find Out More About Our Manual Handling Training

This customised manual handling training program will be specifically tailored to your company, employees and job tasks, educating your staff in the areas of workplace injuries, specific work fitness exercises, postural recommendations, manual handling training & safe lifting considerations relevant to your workplace.

  • Face to face customised on-site training and assessments specifically branded and tailored to your organisation
  • Online Generic training and assessments, for individuals or remote location
  • Custom produced video filmed on-site with online delivery and assessments specifically branded and tailored to your organisation

Hazardous Manual Task in Regards to the Work Health Safety Act 2011

Under the harmonised Work Health and Safety Act 2011 it is stated under Regulation 60:

This is great for organisations who have large numbers of transient workers or remote staff that are hard to get together at once for face to face training.

"A person conducting a business or undertaking must manage risks to health and safety relating to a musculoskeletal disorder associated with a hazardous manual task."

By implementing Assist Group's Manual Training Course you are assisting to meet your obligation under the Act, whilst being proactive in reducing the risk of injury and costs associated with injury.

Manual Handling Training Cost

During the 2008-09 financial year it was calculated that the average total cost in Australia for preventable injuries that occur due to the poor manual handling were $69,700 ($per work-related incident). This total includes time loss, WorkCover premium costs and even loss of productivity of surrounding or supporting employees as they work harder to cover the workload of the injured worker.

Keeping this figure in mind, determining a cost benefit analysis of a fullyfull customised, face to face manual handling training program should be quite simple, as the cost of the training program is insignificant when compared to that average cost of injury.

The Benefits of Engaging Assist Group to Complete Your Manual Handling Training Program

By engaging Assist Group to develop and perform your manual handling training, as an employer you have the potential to assist your company in:

  • Reducing frequency and severity of manual handling injuries.
  • Reducing lost time due to injuries.
  • Saving money through reduced workers compensation premiums and reduced downtime associated with injuries.

Employees that undergo our training programs also benefit highly by not only gaining a deeper understanding of hazardous manual tasks, but through feeling empowered to identify and report identified risks within their workplace as they have a better understanding and appreciation of how hazardous tasks affect their body.

Why choose Assist Group?

  • We estimate that since our founding years in 1986, our employee health screening and testing services have saved approximately 2,000 people from serious injury or ill health.
  • Proper and expedient delivery of these services contributed to a profound reduction of Workers Compensation Premiums for the involved companies.
  • We are accessible to you, with genuine branches in NSW, QLD and VIC with a premium affiliate network across Australia and NZ to provide a managed end to end solution.
  • We also aim to provide a fast turnaround time with accurate results.
  • Same or very next day appointments and reporting.

It is for these reasons, capabilities and our vision, that you should choose Assist Group as your employee health screening provider.


Is manual handling training a legal requirement in Australia?

Yes, manual handling training is a legal requirement in Australia.

Under the Work Health and Safety (WHS) regulations, employers have a duty to provide information, instruction, and training to employees on how to safely perform manual handling tasks. This includes lifting, carrying, pushing, or pulling objects in the workplace to minimise the risk of injury.

Compliance with manual handling training requirements helps ensure the safety and well-being of workers.

What are examples of manual handling training?

Examples of manual handling training include:

  • Correct lifting techniques
  • Team lifting and communication
  • Use of mechanical aids
  • Risk assessment
  • Ergonomics and workstation setup
  • Stretching and warm-up exercises
  • Load management and organisation
  • Reporting and responding to injuries

These examples are not exhaustive, and the specific content of manual handling training may vary depending on your industry, workplace, and your job requirements.

What is the maximum weight to lift at work in Australia?

In Australia, there is no specific maximum weight limit for lifting at work outlined in the legislation or regulations. The Work Health and Safety (WHS) regulations focus on the management of risks associated with manual handling tasks rather than specifying weight limits.

Employers are required to conduct a risk assessment of manual handling activities in their workplace and implement control measures to minimise the risk of injury. Factors that should be considered include:

  • the weight of the load
  • the frequency and duration of lifting
  • the distance to be carried
  • the posture required, and
  • any other relevant factors that may contribute to the risk of injury

It is generally recommended to avoid lifting heavy loads without assistance or mechanical aids whenever possible.

Employers should provide appropriate training, equipment, and resources to ensure that manual handling tasks are performed safely.

Workers should also be encouraged to report any concerns or difficulties they encounter while performing manual handling tasks so that appropriate measures can be taken to address those issues.

Enquire Today for Manual Handling Training

To get an in-depth view of our training programs, or discuss your specific needs please phone our medical reception in your location by CLICKING HERE, or submit your details in the contact form below. One of our friendly training consultants will be able to prepare a custom quote to match your needs.

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