On Track Occupational Therapy understands the importance of employee health and wellbeing in the workplace. Good health is good business. We deliver training programs which are dynamic, outcome focused and engaging.  We are able to develop tailor made programs to suit your corporate health and wellbeing needs.  Please contact us for further information.

Key benefits of employee education and training on injury prevention are:

  • Reduced absenteeism;
  • Reduced risk of injury and claims;
  • Employees are challenged to take responsibility for their own health and wellbeing in the workplace;
  • Assisting employees to adjust their own workstations at home;
  • Increased motivation and retention of staff by expressing the importance of health and wellbeing in the workplace; and
  • Your company would be considered an ’employer of choice’ as you are taking pride in your workplace health and wellbeing.

Our services include:

Ergonomic assessments, also referred to as workstation assessments, are completed to make sure that a person’s workstation is ergonomically designed to minimise the risk of injury and maximise productivity. An ergonomic assessment is an effective solution to mitigating risks and promoting workstation safety in your organisation.

When would you require an Ergonomic Assessment?:

  • If an office is moving space to ensure all workstations are correctly positioned. During these assessments staff will be provided with education on how to adjust their workstations independently in the future;
  • When new staff commence employment with the company;
  • When a staff member is reporting an onset of symptoms and has been unable to reduce symptoms through basic ergonomic adjustments;
  • As a refresher to current staff to ensure that they regularly review their workstations ergonomics;
  • To support the return to work of an injured worker by creating a workstation that is designed to both minimise any discomfort as they recover from their injury as well as preventing any aggravation of the injury; and
  • For employees who work from home, to create a home work environment that is safe and ergonomically designed.  As an employer you required under WorkCover legislation to ensure that employees who have set days and hours working from home that there home office meets OH&S standards for a safe and ergonomic environment.

On Track Occupational Therapy are able to develop specific ergonomic education material to meet your business needs.

On Track Occupational Therapy offer 2 hour Ergonomic Training packages run by expert Occupational Therapists who are dedicated to ensuring their participants are actively engaged in the training and have the opportunity for hands on experience. All participants are assessed at the conclusion of the training to demonstrate that they competent in the key leaning objectives presented.Small improvements to the ergonomics in the workplace brings about measurable results.
To achieve the best gains, the employees in the organisation must be committed to making improvements. Employees need to understand their responsibility in using the equipment correctly, in stretching and having breaks throughout the day and identifying and reporting an increase of symptoms as soon as possible to allow for early intervention. At the employer level it is also essential to commit the resourses for making improvements and to regularly communicate the importance of ergonomics to everyone in the workplace.

Manual handling means more than just lifting or carrying something. The term ‘manual tasks’ is used to describe a range of activities including lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling, carrying, moving, holding or restraining an object, animal or person. This means that all of your employees are exposed to and are at risk of manual handling injuries.  Australian OH&S legislation requires employers to identify, assess and control workplace hazards. One of these hazards is the risk of injury caused by manual tasks.  Where there is risk of injury, suitable ‘control measures’ must be introduced. Manual handling training is one such control measure. On Track Occupational Therapy is able to develop specific 2 hour competency based training to meet your business needs. The training will involve:

Anatomy, posture and basic biomechanics of the spine:

  • Review of Manual Handling Regulations;
  • Discussion of the risks associated with poor manual handling;
  • Risk assessment;
  • The benefits of exercise and leisure activity;
  • Manual Handling problem solving; and
  • Practical work-related examples of manual handling techniques.

Benefits:

  • Control and minimise the costs of workplace injuries from manual tasks;
  • Reductions in injuries;
  • Comply with workplace health and safety legislation;
  • Enhance employee health and wellbeing;
  • Decreased absenteeism & increased productivity; and
  • Reduced exposure to health and safety risk.

Our fun, interactive courses go a long way to improving our clients understanding of the spine and why training and good technique is so important.