Manual handling assessments and training

What manual handling risks do your employees face at work?

Manual handling is the most significant contributor to occupational injury in Australia and throughout the world.

Konekt provide manual handling assessments and manual handling training to help protect your employees and business from the many potential safety, health and productivity costs.

What is manual handling?

Manual handling can be defined as any activity requiring the exertion of force to lift, lower, push, pull, carry, move, and hold or restrain an object or people or animals. It includes repetitive tasks and operating machinery and equipment.1

Are your manual handling standards legal?

As an employer, you have a legal responsibility to provide a safe and healthy workplace for all employees.

The national standard for manual handling requires that:

  • all workplace tasks that involve manual handling are identified
  • the risk or likelihood of injury is assessed and controlled.

What manual handling control measures do I need to take?

As an employer, your control measures must be suitable and practical, some of which might include:

  • conducting a manual handling risk assessment and re-designing the task or load to reduce the occupational risk
  • providing manual handling training with a focus on particular high risk handling tasks
  • introducing safe work procedures and systems such as team lifting
  • providing mechanical handling devices such as hoists or trolleys to eliminate manual handling

Konekt manual handling risk assessment and training products and services

Konekt has developed a comprehensive range of manual handling training and assessment products and services that are:

  • recognised control measures to help employers reduce the risk of manual handling injury
  • aligned with best practice principles.

The suite of products and services can be used in isolation or as components of a broader manual handling risk management program.

Manual Handling Risk Assessments

This assessment will determine if effective control measures are in place to reduce the risk of musculoskeletal injury.

Manual Handling Training

Konekt can provide training programs to suit your requirements, they include:

  • Group Training
  • Train the Trainer
  • Advanced Manual Handling and Ergonomic Training
  • Tool Box Training
  1. Victorian WorkCover Authority 2000, ‘Code of Practice for Manual Handling’, Number 25, 20 April.

Talk to us about manual handling training and assessments

Get in touch with your nearest Konekt office today.