Do you have an ageing workforce?
Do you find it difficult recruiting or retaining your workers?
Do you need to evaluate a prospective employee's physical capacity for your job?
Do you lack the skills or time to assess, prevent and train your employees in hazardous manual handling?
As an employer, who do you think takes ultimate responsibility for back care, manual handling and risk identification?
If you believe it should be the individual, we definitely agree.
Did you know that 80% of the workforce will suffer from back pain, severe enough that it prevents them from working for 2 weeks at some stage in their working life. That is a lot of lost time, productivity and increased paper work. Sound worth avoiding?
Injury Prevention - Educate, Enhance, Empower
"Previously we have been using Esperance Physiotherapy for our Pre-Employment and Spirometry assessments, and when approached by our crane operators with complaints of neck pain, sought their professional expertise.
From a questionnaire designed by Esperance Physiotherapy, we realised that new crane drivers experienced no neck pain after a shift, but all experienced operators had neck pain. Doug conducted an onsite operator functional assessment and identified several areas that would assist the operators in reducing their neck strain.
These solutions were then presented in small group training sessions to the operators, discussing sun glare, spine function, posture while working and the importance and frequency of posture breaks. In addition, a specific exercise decal was created, and placed in the cab to encourage operators to optimise their posture and exercise during their shift.
We believe our operators are now better equipped through education, to correctly manage their own posture while working, and in doing so minimise the risk of Esperance Ports Sea and Land experiencing an expensive workers’ compensation claim.
We highly recommend other companies with a similar proactive attitude like Esperance Ports Sea & Land, to use the professional services of Esperance Physiotherapy when seeking a positive solution to ergonomic problems."
Stella Young Human Resources Manager
Esperance Ports Sea & Land
Understanding comes from knowledge & education. ABS data shows that 43% of injured workers received no on the job OH & S training. How can individuals act, if they don't have the training, the awareness or education. WE CAN HELP YOU.
If employees understand their body, are motivated to improve their strength & flexibility, and learn what causes physical harm, they are better placed to make correct decisions and prevent an accident. WE enhance personal responsibility.
Our aim is to provide your employees with skills, thereby empowering them to physically manage themselves responsibly. They win because they spend more time doing what they enjoy and your company profits from lost productivity due to an injured workforce.
Current forward-thinking employers that have used our services include Smorgan Steel, BOICO, Esperance Ports Sea & Land, Elders ITC, John Holland, Esperance Shire, Department of Transport, CBH Group & RSMi Bird Cameron.
What Do We Do?
We meet with you to determine what are your current problems, concerns and injury issues.
Once we understand these key factors we will be in a position to suggest a package of solutions appropriate for your organisation. The aim is to specifically tackle a problem that is causing or will cause you in the foreseeable future, a loss of productivity, loss of time, loss of revenue.
Examples include an identified 'hot spot' work area, an ageing workforce, or the need to perform a repeated manual tasks or sit in an awkward position.
After agreeing on the necessary components, implementation will take place over a fixed period of time.
Some intervention strategies include;
- Provision of pre-employment screening
- Onsite visit (interview and data collection) and videotaping of worker and work environment (Job & Task Analysis)
- Hazard Identification
- Ergonomic assessments & recommendations
- Provide Education sessions (Hazardous Manual Handling, Health & Wellbeing, Ergonomics, Stress and Fatigue Management)
- Provide onsite preventative treatment
- Access to Early Intervention Physiotherapy Programs