Manual Handling Training Melbourne

The Backsafe Team is based in Melbourne although as a national training provider we are constantly on the move travelling to other capital cities and regional areas.

Our current list of Melbourne and Victorian based clients include Hanson Heidelberg Cement, Metro Rail, Victorian Freight Specialists, Ardex Australia, Museum Victoria, Stonnington City Council and many others.

Our goal is to work with each client to uncover the manual handling tasks that are causing musculoskeletal disorders and then control them in a number of ways.

First we undertake a FREE and strictly confidential risk assessment audit to point out any non-compliant or hazardous manual handling issues on site. This is a valuable external view of your site undertaken by trained eyes to assist in legislative compliance and best practice.

Then we train your staff in fundamental Backsafe learning concepts so that understand the cause of musculoskeletal disorders before taking them through some practical job specific tasks, informed by our earlier risk assessment.

Our goal is to not only engage all staff in safe work practice through our Backsafe “edutainment” approach, but to drill practical information so that they feel confident applying their new biomechanical knowledge to the job at hand.

Of course the ultimate objective is to reduce workplace injuries and associated workers’ compensation costs. Just read through a couple of client testimonials to not only see our success but to see the diversity of client we can help.

Client testimonial

Hi Backsafe,

Thanks again for the manual handling course today. It was good to hear an in depth explanation of what occurs when we lift loads and do certain movements throughout the work day. I feel like understanding the “why” we do things, and what damage can actually occur as a result is a more effective way to reach people. I also felt like the manner in which you presented was simple but effective, and meant that everyone could understand.

I’ve had a few guys give me props for getting in someone who “wasn’t boring” so I’d say keep doing what you’re doing.


Graduate Management Trainee