Identifying and Reducing the Risks
CBI offer serveral injury prevention and warm up for work programs. These programs are delivered by a university qualified exercise scientist/physiologist and addresses a number of strategies to reduce the risk of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) such as strains and sprains. Each comprehensive program minimises injury risk through preventative measures such as identifying and reducing contributing factors, ergonomic modifications, promoting ideal posture, function, and manual handling practices.
Each program includes a detailed needs assessment, tailored group education and program evaluation to measure improvements to injury risk.
All program components are tailored to each specific organisation dependent on the job demands of employees. The aim of the program is:
- provide participants with a knowledge and understanding of injury risk on the job (e.g. ergonomics, station set-up, repetitive movement)
- provide guidelines on safe stretching, strengthening, back care and ergonomics
- promote good injury prevention practices amongst employees and management through provision of specific exercise practices
- improve the attitude and behaviour of employees towards injury prevention practices onsite
- assist the employer and management team to create environment change to reduce risks to employees
"CHEP engaged Corporate Bodies to carry out national employee wellbeing programs that included...injury prevention sessions and voluntary employee health assessments. These programs are designed to educate employees on how to take care of themselves at work and at home in order to prevent injury and illness. We have found Corporate Bodies to be an extremely professional organisation, responsive to our business and employee needs"
Craig Johnson (Safety, Health & Environment Manager, CHEP Australia & New Zealand)
Quotes from participants at CHEP:
"This program should be implemented at work very seriously"
"The program was informative and provided a good focus...we need more sessions and instructions like this"