Manual Handling and Ergonomics

Inappropriate or poorly set up work workspaces and poor work practices place workers at risk and leave employers exposed to workers’ compensation claims.


Poor ergonomic work practices or poorly designed workstations can play a significant role in the development of many preventable musculoskeletal disorders including neck and back discomfort, shoulder and arm discomfort, headaches, and repetitive strain injuries.

The best way to prevent poor ergonomic work practices, is to provide workers and managers with the right information to be able to identify and address the issues or risk factors before they cause an injury. By up-skilling workers, organisations are able to actively improve working environments and make positive changes to workplace culture. Employee’s who are comfortable and ergonomically supported within their work environment are more productive and less likely to experience absenteeism or suffer from injury.

Get in contact with one of our consultants to see our ergonomic assessments can help reduce your WorkCover claims.

Our ergonomic assessments aim to:

  • Facilitate a person’s functional recovery from an injury
  • Prevent further injury or exacerbation of pre-existing conditions
  • Protect employees from injury and organisations from costly and time-consuming WorkCover claims
  • Improve productivity and employee wellbeing

Workshop Objectives & Key Outcomes

Workplace Risk facilitates Ergonomic Master Class Workshops to small group (2-6) of designated workplace ergonomic ‘champions’.  Using a train-the-trainer approach, the workshops enhance the imbedded internal expertise and capability in managing, monitoring and supporting the ergonomic needs of an organisations workforce.

Workshops can be customised to meet organisations workplace requirements and incorporate a range of practical and theoretical learning activities and the provision of resources to aid implementation of learning in the workplace.

During this session, attendees will be educated in:

  • Ergonomic best practice
  • Environmental modifications
  • Ergonomic equipment prescription
  • How to respond to ergonomic concerns in workers