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INJURY PREVENTION AT WORK

What is Injury Prevention?

Trench Health Injury Prevention Programs are delivered by University qualified Exercise Physiologists and will address a number of strategies to reduce the risk of musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) in employees as a result of ergonomics and undertaking manual tasks at work. This comprehensive program minimises injury risk through preventative measures such as identifying and reducing contributing factors, workstation ergonomic modifications, promoting ideal posture, function, and manual handling practices.

ERGONOMICS at work - corporate health Trench Health and Fitness

Ergonomic Checks

 

Office work is often thought to be a relatively ‘safe’ field of employment, however with an ever-increasing change in the range of jobs, technology, and work environments, thousands of workers and employers suffer the consequences of workplace injuries annually.

Trench Health and Fitness have trained Exercise Physiologists that can come into your workplace and go through a complete workstation ergonomic checklist as well as educate and train your staff on correct office techniques. This can all be conducted quite literally at the employee’s desk. Staff will also be left with a wallet sized card of relevant office stretches and exercises. 

Training elements include:

  • prevention of musculoskeletal disorders

  • office-related risk factors

  • correct workstation set-up

Manual Handling

Trench Health and Fitness have a full manual handling and training program that we can deliver to your employees. Our training program includes both a theory and practical components to ensure your employees are fully qualified and equipped in safe manual handling practices with job tasks. We will also tailor our program to suit your company and specific job tasks related to your workforce.

LEARNING OUTCOMES
  • Identify tasks and hazards that could be a potential risk for injury.

  • Identify and have an understanding of some of the common workplace injuries that may occur.

  • Implement injury prevention techniques, such as work-specific stretching and correct lifting techniques.

 
THEORY COMPONENTS
  • 4 steps for assessing risk before conducting a manual handling task.

  • 4 steps to safe lifting and carrying techniques (individual and team).

  • How best to set up workstations to prevent manual handling and musculoskeletal disorders such as Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI).

  • Influence nutrition has in the prevention of injuries.

  • Frequency, Intensity, Time, Type (FITT) Principle.

  • Common sites of workplace injuries and stretches to avoid them.

 

PRACTICAL COMPONENTS
  • Participants to demonstrate correct lifting techniques.

  • Participants engage and demonstrate a number of stretches/exercises that can help prevent injuries of the ankle, neck, back, knee, and shoulder.

Tool Box Presentations

Staff Tool Box Meetings

If you have regular staff tool box meetings, why not invite one of our qualified Exercise Physiologists to come and have a 5 minute  chat on a variety of  health topics or conduct a pre-work warm up and stretching session. Our staff are engaging and adaptable and they know how to relate to different workplace environments.

Tool Box Meetings are also a great way to promote and build awareness in your staff about the health and wellness program in your workplace.

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