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Manual Handling and Ergonomics

Employees often turn up to our manual handling training thinking it will be a waste of their time, that it will just be another group teaching them how to sit up straight and pick up a box.

In R&R lead manual handling training sessions, it doesn’t take long before that mindset completely changes.

Employees soon find themselves on a journey into mental health, into how their mind works and why some people act and react the way they do. It also asks them to consider the wide reaching effects of sustaining a physical injury.

In essence, R&R trainers value the challenge of building desire into employees that creates teams that not only look out for each other but do all they can to not get injured.

Delivered by experienced injury prevention and performance coaches, R&R’s engaging manual handling training aims to:

  • Positively affect individual and team behaviours
  • Build a ‘collective want’ to not get injured
  • Ensure all staff understand the wide reaching effects of injuries
  • Understand that muscles drive movement
  • Build awareness of how to protect the spine
  • Ensure staff understand the relationship between mental health and best practice manual handling
  • Create a mindset that staff are office or industrial athletes – warm up, work smart, warm down
  • Highlight the need to maintain appropriate body function to be able to perform critical tasks effectively/safely
  • Outline the importance of maintaining a healthy weight range to reduce injury risk
  • Make staff the manual handling experts – facilitate teams to discuss best practice critical tasks

It is rare for employees to finish a manual handling training session with R&R trainers and say anything other than how much they enjoyed it, how different it was to what they’ve done in the past, and how much it’s changed the way they view theirs and their colleagues habits.

Our ability to motivate employees to transfer theory to practical application is what sets us apart.

Call us now if you want behavioural change that results in improved performance and decreased injuries.

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