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Manual Handling for Better WORK HEALTH

The Manual Handling for Better WORK HEALTH training, is a 2 or 3 hour training session which can be customised to the specific tasks and needs of your workplace. This ensures the theory and best practice principals learned, can be applied via a hands on practical component.


Employees are encouraged to take self-responsibility, to re-examine the way they currently perform hazardous manual tasks. The group completes a risk assessment on the specific manual task(s) identified and discusses potential solutions in keeping with the hierarchy of controls. By using tasks within the workplace to coach employees on safe work practices, Better WORK HEALTH follows the ‘best practice’ approach to manual task training as per Hazardous Manual Tasks Code of Practice (Safe Work Australia, October 2018).


The structure of the training also assists employers achieve one of the objectives of the Work Health and Safety Act (WHS Act), as it facilitates consultation with workers in relation to work health and safety matters. The WHS Act recognises that workplaces have better health and safety outcomes when workers have input about decisions that affect them.


Participants are provided with training material and a certificate of participation.



“As with our past training sessions, the attendees on Friday were so very impressed with your enthusiasm, knowledge and professionalism. One participant commented that you “completely nailed the theory as well as the practical” and it was obvious that you were genuinely concerned for their health and wellbeing”


Sutherland Shire Council Library 


"Very interactive which is good. Dorle is very knowledgeable and knows her stuff; she’s also very good at working with and getting the information to the group” 


Sutherland Shire Council Children’s Services

Better Work Health Injury Prevention Services Dorle Minikin Occupational Therapist
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