Job Specific Training
Advantage Injury Management specializes in manual handling training and job specific training. Job specific training is ‘one on one’ manual handling training provided to an employee to ensure that they are completing their work role safely and within recommended safe guidelines. As for manual handling training, this training is provided by one of our qualified and experienced occupational therapists or physiotherapists.
Job specific training encompasses all physical tasks that your employee will need to complete during their work tasks. Our trainers will provide demonstration of safe manual handling, and assess the employee performing each task safely and as recommended. Job specific training is usually 1 hour in duration, however this may vary depending on the number of duties being performed.
Advantage Injury Management Services will never provide a ‘one size fits all training’, with all job specific training tailored specifically to your industry, work processes and with consideration to any past injuries. We recommend the training occur at your workplace, utilizing standard work conditions and equipment.
Why provide job specific training?
The main reason Advantage Injury Management Services recommends job specific training is to educate your staff regarding safe manual handling specific to their work demands, and consequently minimize the risk of manual handling injuries. Job specific training may also:
- Ensure a worker is safe performing their work role.
- Review manual handling if concerns were previously raised during group manual handling training.
- Provide confidence regarding safe work postures and work procedures.
- Improve work skills and efficiency.
- Help identify manual handling risks in the work place.
- Help identify if the worker is at risk of injury.
- Facilitate the implementation of long term suitable duties.
What does Advantage Injury Management Services job specific training involve?
- Practical and hands-on training completed at your workplace.
- We ensure participation by the staff member in demonstration and completion of manual handling tasks.
- We encourage problem solving of difficult tasks during the training session. In our experience staff are more likely to implement safe manual handling when they take ownership over the problem and solution.
When to use job specific training?
- New recruitment.
- Concerns regarding staff member’s performance with manual tasks.
- On implementation of new work procedures or new equipment.