Let’s start by making the significance of poor manual handling clear with some shocking workplace facts and statistics. Did you know that ….
Ref: Safe Work Australia Workers’ Compensation Data 2014/15
Most of these injuries could have been prevented with effective and practical manual handling training coupled with the proper use of injury prevention techniques such as:
Almost every activity that we are involved in requires skilled manual handling. Unless employers and employees understand the core principles involved in managing the human body while manually handling tools, objects and materials, sooner or later back, neck, or limb injuries will occur.
These injuries inevitably accumulate over time, resulting in serious debilitation and ensuing permanent damage. To effectively conduct manual handling risk assessments staff must first be trained in the Backsafe manual handling training program or they will not clearly see or understand what causes musculoskeletal disorders (MSD).
The goal of the Backsafe manual handling training program is to supply you with not only the knowledge, but also the necessary prevention techniques and tools required to eliminate poor manual handling habits before it is too late. We want to prevent the pain, suffering, and debilitation associated with these injuries.
These injuries threaten businesses and cause absenteeism, lower production rates and increased costs. They also cause physical pain and financial loss to individuals and their families.
To find out more about the Backsafe program contact us today on 1300 022 257.
DON’T BEND, DON’T TWIST, DON’T REACH AND DON’T JUMP
TO DECREASE THE RISK OF SUFFERING MUSCULO-SKELETAL INJURIES IN THE WORK PLACE
FOLLOWING THE BACKSAFE 4 DON’TS AND GAINING A BROAD UNDERSTANDING OF HAZARDOUS MANUAL TASKS
WILL REDUCE YOUR RISK BY 80% – 90%.