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Manual Handling Risk Management

What is manual handling and why is it important?

Manual handling includes activities where you have to lift, lower, push, pull, carry, move, hold or restrain an object. If performed incorrectly, manual handling can put your employees at risk of injury. These kinds of injuries are the most significant contributor to occupational injury in Australia, costing our economy approximately $28 billion every year*.


Musculoskeletal injury prevention

Konekt Workcare offers a range of manual handling services that can be used in isolation or as components of a broader manual handling risk management program. Our practical and organisation-specific approach is aimed to help protect your employees and business from potential health, compliance and productivity costs.

Our manual handling assessments and training are delivered on-site by our team of allied health professionals across Australia.

Manual handling risk assessments

Our manual handling assessments are tailored to your business. Our experienced assessors will observe and determine if effective control measures are in place to reduce the risk of musculoskeletal injury and practical recommendations will be made to help your employees best manage any identified risk.

Manual handling training

Our manual handling training empowers your employees to identify hazards and assess manual handling risks within the workplace before they occur. Konekt can provide training programs to suit your business requirements, they may include:

  • Group training
  • Virtual training
  • Advanced manual handling training
  • Toolbox training
  • Train the trainer

After participating in our manual handling training, your employees will be able to:

  • Identify and minimise manual handling risks
  • Undertake manual handling tasks according to a defined, safe procedure
  • Integrate warm-up stretches and appropriate posture and lifting techniques to minimise the risk of musculoskeletal injury
We understand that working environments are diverse, so we tailor our manual handling training to ensure it’s the best fit for your business. Prior to training taking place, we will undertake a tour of your worksite to identify high-risk manual handling tasks and will build a tailored package specific to your business.

This training is a combination of theory and practical sessions, which are designed to run for approximately 2 hours and are suitable for up to 20 participants.

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