Ergonomic Training Courses For Company Workers

Did you know that Corporate Work Health Australia provide onsite ergonomic training courses for companies?  We have a range of ergonomic training courses to suit your companies needs.  Our aim is to provide you with ergonomic training onsite in your workplace and apply this practically within your company work settings so that workers are able to apply the practical skills immediately and with confidence.

Below I have listed the range of services we offer.  To find out more about these or to schedule ergonomic training in your workplace, please email admin@corporateworkhealth.com or call us on 1300 951 519.

 

Level 1 – Ergonomic Train the Trainer – Educating Workers on How to Set a Worker up at their Workstation (2 hours)

This practical based seminar has been designed to provide a group of workers with a better understanding of how to set up an ergonomic workstation, allowing them to assist in setting up a workstation for a new worker, or a worker who has relocated within the office. Suitable for those companies wishing to provide refresher training on how to set up a workstation and for those companies where workers are at high risk of developing musculoskeletal complaints due to spending long periods of time at their desk.

Who Would Benefit From This Ergonomic Training Session?

  • Companies who wish to train key workers (HR, OHS, People & Culture, Team Leaders) in being able to set other workers up at their workstation.
  • This is the ideal workshop for companies needing to set up new workers, workers returning from maternity leave and workers who have changed desks.
  • Companies who would like to promote a more active workplace and educate their workers on how to improve their sitting and working postures and ergonomics.

Subjects covered include:

  • Ergonomic Chairs – the ins and outs for the variety of workers in your workplace
  • Setting up the chair for a worker in relation to the desk available
  • Footrests – when and how
  • Keyboard and mouse setup
  • Monitor setup – single or multiple
  • Phone and document setup
  • When to refer for an external assessment

 

Level 2 – Ergonomic Train The Trainer  – Setting Up a Worker at Their Workstation & Performing Simple Ergonomic Desk Assessments (3.5 hours)

This ergonomic training session builds on the Level 1 session and allows workers to begin to complete basic ergonomic risk assessments for other workers in the office, including initial desk setups and for those workers who are tall, short or have specific needs. This course is suitable for those companies who would like to have internal workers upskilled to conduct basic ergonomic risk assessments.

Who Would Benefit From This Ergonomic Training Session?

  • Companies who wish to train key workers (HR, OHS, People & Culture, Team Leaders) in being able to set other workers up at their workstation as well as conduct basic ergonomic risk assessments.
  • This is the ideal workshop for companies needing to set up new workers, workers returning from maternity leave, workers who have changed desks and workers who are tall, short or have specific needs.
  • Companies who would like basic ergonomic reports outlining the assessment findings and ergonomic workstation changes for OHS/WHS records.

Subjects covered include:

  • Completing a basic task analysis to understand how the worker interacts with their work area
  • Ergonomic Chairs – how to ‘drive’ the chairs available and how to setup the chair for a worker in relation to their desk and workspace
  • Replacing a chair with more suitable chair when the current chair is not suitable for an individual worker
  • Adjusting desk height if assessed as beneficial
  • Relocating a worker on their desk or within their work area if assessed as beneficial
  • Setting up the keyboard, mouse, monitors, phone and documents in relation to the worker’s tasks
  • Basic environmental concerns at a workstation
  • Adjusting a workstation for the taller and shorter worker
  • How to complete a basic risk assessment template for OHS/WHS records
  • When to refer for an external assessment

 

Level 3 – Ergonomic Train the Trainer – Workplace Desk Assessments in Detail (7 hours)

This ergonomic training session builds on the Level 2 session and allows workers to begin to complete basic ergonomic risk assessments for workers with minor musculoskeletal complaints within the office. This course is suitable for those companies who would like to have internal workers upskilled to conduct basic ergonomic risk assessments for simple complaints prior to conducting an external ergonomic assessment.

Who Would Benefit From This Ergonomic Training Session?

  • Companies who wish to train key workers (HR, OHS, People & Culture, Team Leaders) in being able to conduct basic ergonomic risk assessments for thise workers who might be experiencing low level back pain or neck pain.
  • This is the ideal workshop for companies needing to set up new workers, workers returning from maternity leave, workers who have changed desks and workers who are tall, short or have minor aches and pains.
  • Companies who would like basic ergonomic reports outlining the assessment findings and ergonomic workstation changes for OHS/WHS records.

Subjects covered include:

  • An introduction to the relevant OHS/WHS legislation
  • The causes of common complaints experienced at a workstation
  • How to begin adjusting a workstation for common complaints reported at a workstation
  • The variety of alternative ergonomic accessories which may be sourced to help an individual worker
  • An introduciton to standing desks – Are they beneficial? When and how to introduce them for the right worker
  • How to complete a basic risk assessment template for OHS/WHS records for a worker with minor complaints
  • Clear guidelines when to refer this worker for an external assessment or medical treatment

This blog post was written by osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy. Principle Four Osteopathy is one of Melbourne City CBD leading Osteopathy clinics. At the clinic we treat a wide range of clients, ranging from the office worker, exercise enthusiast to athlete. We have 3 experienced osteopaths working across both of the clinics. The Melbourne City CBD clinic is located at 29 Somerset Place (basement), close to the corner of Elizabeth St and Little Bourke in the Melbourne City CBD. Our premises adjoin the Jon Weller Personal Training Studio, a fully-equipped training space which allows clients to combine their osteopathy treatment with exercise tutorials or specific training programs and rehabilitation. The Docklands clinic is located at 717 Bourke St (Ground Floor), beneath the Channel 9 building near the walkway from Southern Cross Train Station to Etihad Stadium. Our premises adjoin Pilates on Bourke, a fully-equipped pilates and yoga training space which allows clients to combine their osteopathy treatment with exercise tutorials, pilates or specific training programs and rehabilitation. To speak to an Osteopath or book an appointment at Principle Four Osteopathy, please book online or call 03 9670 9290.

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