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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By engaging Assist Group to develop and perform your manual handling training, as an employer you have the potential to assist your company in:
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.
It is for these reasons, capabilities and our vision, that you should choose Assist Group as your employee health screening provider.
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.