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Workplace ergonomics training helps employees create a better match between themselves, the work they perform and the equipment they use – promoting workplace health, minimising the risk of injuries common to office workers, boosting productivity and morale and decreasing staff turnover and absenteeism.

Designed and presented by our team of physiotherapists, occupational therapists and exercise physiologists, our training aims to foster an ergonomics ethos at all levels of an organisation.

Based on sound ergonomic principles, our workshops:

  • Educate employees on power positions - the optimal positions in which to complete tasks.
  • Cover safe work postures, appropriate working angles of the upper limbs, sitting positions, viewing angles and optimal workstation layout.
  • Provide guidance on how to make basic ergonomic adjustments to workstations.
  • Explore the duration of work, balancing the physical and mental demands of tasks, the importance of stretch breaks and regular posture variation.
  • Examine ergonomics principles and how they apply to individual working arrangements such as hot desking.
  • Discuss the benefits of standing as well as the advantages, disadvantages and management of standing desks.
  • Train employees involved in lifting, pushing, pulling and carrying as part of their work on correct manual task handling - focusing on correct postures, positioning and breathing.
  • Allow time for discussion on ergonomic issue specific to each workplace.

 Safe Work Australia’s compensation-based statistics on work-related musculoskeletal disorders reported 360,180 claims over a recent five year period. Over 15% of these claims were lodged by a combination of Sales Workers, Clerical and Administrative Workers and Managers.