Proactive Injury Prevention

Manual Handling &
Patient Moving Training

Workplace injuries are preventable. We show you how! Onsite or Online.

“A great way to invest in and value add in the future of your busines and people. Thank you both on an interesting and entertaining real workplace course, well worth it.” – Les Hudson

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We’ve helped thousands of clients over the last 30 years and here’s a few you may recognise

The Backsafe Manual Handling Difference

The Backsafe approach is different. Very different. For 30 years our training has provided exceptionally high cultural change and huge financial returns for business. Our Backsafe trainers keep a finger on industry pulse and deliver sound and emerging technology in a fun “edutainment” way.

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you really need to speak to us today:

  • Workers’ compensation costs are out of control
  • Safety performance has plateaued
  • Musculoskeletal disorders dominate your injury statistics
  • Past Manual handling training is not tailored
  • Employees don’t look forward to training sessions
  • You are challenged in rolling out a program across your entire organisation
  • Training expenditure does not provide a high performing return on investment

We deliver manual handling and patient moving training in the workplace using our proven edutainment approach.

We train onsite and online in groups of up to 20.

Our Services

Manual handling training

Our manual handling training is tailored to the specific needs of your business and employees. Whether its onsite or live online we use our edutainment approach and our key Backsafe learning concepts to change poor working postures and poor manual handling techniques. Our goal is to help you reduce your workers’ compensation costs, move towards zero injuries and help create healthy working habits in your staff.

Patient moving training

Our patient moving training helps reduce the incidence and severity of injuries resulting from manual handling hazards when transferring people. Whether its handling patients, residents and clients in health, aged care, rehabilitation and disability services we train participants to care for their own health by using the most appropriate lifting technique, equipment and moving aids.

Peer to Peer Champions Training

Peer to peer coaching shifts training away from a few experts and offers a way to connect peers on a deep, trustful and emotional level. We train select staff to become In-house Manual Handling Champions who can identify and correct poor manual handling habits, help identify, assess and control manual handling risks and participate in peer to peer coaching.

In-house Train the Trainer

Building the capacity of in-house trainers to train and coach staff in correct manual handling and/or patient moving is a powerful way to build a safe work practices culture in your organisation. It is designed for experienced in-house trainers who have the goal to eliminate the risk of MSDs in your business.

Manual Handling Risk Assessment

Manual handling risk assessment is a detailed audit of the physical demands of all work tasks undertaken in your workplace. The purpose is to identify any physical or environment hazards that may put workers at risk of sustaining a musculoskeletal injury. Our approach identifies deviations from best practice and assesses improvement opportunities. We work with your management and staff to pragmatically address specific workplace manual handling challenges.

We deliver manual handling and risk assessment training in the workplace using our proven edutainment approach.

Our Testimonials

Training was informative and relative to workplace. Trainer was friendly, patient and knowledgeable. We thoroughly enjoyed the session and would recommend the Train the Trainer to anyone. Well worth the money spent and will be able to deliver the training to others. We had fun doing the sessions.
Deborah O'Biren
Occupational Therapist
Have found the training to be amazing. I have learnt so much and look forward to passing the information on to the community to assist in improving their health and wellbeing and their families. Peter made the training fun and informative.
Helen McPherson
Endorsed Enrolled Nurse / OT Assistance
I completed the 4 day Backsafe train the trainer course last week with Peter and Jane online. Best investment I have made in a long time. Peter's knowledge and training style was perfect - and Jane made the whole process run really smoothly. I wish someone had taught me what Peter taught us about manual handling 30 years ago - knowing the why really makes a huge difference and I am very excited to teach others what I have learnt and hopefully make a difference in the way people look at manual handling in the workplace.
Karen Burgess