The Engage program
We know that muscular imbalances and posture-related dysfunctions are a major cause of occupational injuries and repetitive strain injuries within the workplace. By assessing a person’s movement capacity and by screening for musculoskeletal dysfunction/ imbalances, we can provide the appropriate intervention and exercise advice. There is ample research to support this proactive approach, with organisations seeing large reductions in injury occurrence and lost time due to injuries.
Unlike traditional manual handling programs which do not always engage the employees, our program’s success can be further attributed to changes in attitude and culture. Pre-program screening and assessment is conducted on both the individual and workplace, allowing for the development of a tailored program. This aspect of specific ‘on the job’ training is important for engaging the participation of all employees and further enhancing workplace morale.
Our tailored program
The Engage program is specifically tailored to the individual workplace and is structured in a way that raises awareness of common injuries, educates on how to protect against them and teaches long-term prevention strategies. As sustainability is at the forefront of our training, workplace coaches are selected from within the group of participating employees. They are trained to conduct proactive warm-up-for-work stretches as well as balance, strengthening and mobilisation exercises with their colleagues. The program runs for three to six months, depending on your company size and organisational needs.
The program is facilitated in four main stages:
1. WORKPLACE ASSESSMENT
- Job task analysis/ workplace design
2. WORKSHOP FACILITATION
- Manual handling training / musculoskeletal health education
3. LEADER IDENTIFICATION AND TRAINING
4. ON-GOING SUSTAINABILITY
- Proactive warm-up-for-work/ ‘on the job’ exercises
Current legislation requires an employer to minimise the risk of manual handling injuries to employees. A physical demands assessment, otherwise known as a job task analysis, is a breakdown of the skills and demands specific to a particular duty within the workplace. A thorough assessment of the workplace is conducted to highlight the hazards and main injury risks. This allows for preventative strategies to be developed and implemented.
Our job task analysis and risk assessment will:
- Identify and assess injury risks within your workplace
- Provide safety recommendations
- Ensure you comply with legislation
- Recommend suitable and safe equipment
- Provide an essential tool for negotiating suitable duties for employees returning to work by liaising with treating doctors and other health care professionals
- Assist with the implementation of the Engage injury prevention program
On-site training can be arranged at your premises for your convenience.
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