Manual Handling and Risk Assessment Programs

 

Musculoskeletal disorders are multifactorial, that is, they are often associated with more than one causal factor.

By assessing your manual handling you will not only identify the manual handling hazards that impact human biomechanics but, most importantly, you can determine the risk factor level and have targeted health & safety interventions to manage risk. The outcome of this approach is a safe environment and healthy workplace.

Risk assessment of a work area or specific job:

  • The Occupational Health Nurse will come on site and review the work area or job task to be assessed using ergonomic risk assessment, which includes photo and video (if required).
  • Completed job tasks hazard and risk assessment.
  • Assessment of functional requirements of the job with key physical demands.
  • Establishes minimum dataset for capability to perform job tasks
  • Function requirement data can be used for job criteria in pre-employment requirements, rehabilitation and return to work plans, and acquiring work medical capacity certificate.
  • A written report with analysis of risk and recommendations is provided.

 

On site coaching and training in manual handling:

  • Ergonomics and manual handling training is about coaching people within the workplace to know when there is an ergonomic risk and what they can do to prevent any injury or incident occurring.
  • It gives participants the ‘basics’ of safe manual handling plus ‘hot tips’ for better manual handling practices specific to their work area.
  • We work on positive behaviour and culture changes that are achievable and effective.