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Ergonomics & Manual Handling In The Workplace Training Course

1 Day Course

( 9.00am - 5.00pm )

Course introduction

This is training package on Ergonomics and Manual Handling. It was design in according to the ergonomics and manual handling management, knowledge and prevention of ergonomic effect from daily working activities and manual handling. Ergonomic is a science dealing with the application of information on human physical and psychological characteristics to the design of the work handling environment. Most of all employees exposed to ergonomic and manual handling risk required to be trained in order to minimize the possibility of them to get ergonomics effect. Knowledge & skill on the right method of handling things such as machineries, computers, lifting, setting and prolong standing is very important in order to produce high performance and efficiency on output or production with minimum effect of human ergonomics effect.

OBJECTIVE OF THE COURSE

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the ergonomic management and the effect of improper handling of work,
  • Understand the spatial relationships between the equipment and worker’s movement in the area.
  • Able to identify the method used for manipulating, securing and otherwise using hand tools, including the force required for gripping or actuating the tools.
  • Understand the means of repetitive trauma or repetitive multiple trauma disorder, carpal tunnel syndrome, white finger and muscular diskette disorder.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • Factory / Production / Purchasing Managers, Executives and Workers
  • Management / Human Resources Managers, Executives and Workers
  • Engineers and Technicians
  • Safety and Health Officers
  • Safety and Health Committee / Leaders
  • Supervisors or Union Representatives
  • All other worker involving in daily manual handling task

THE TRAINING METHODOLOGIES

Theory Session

  • Dynamic & highly engaging presentation
  • Interactive and fun
  • Attention-grabbing audio-visual aids, real scene photographs, video clips, multimedia presentation

Practical session

  • Hands-on experience
  • Participant centered

CERTIFICATION & VALIDITY

Having completed and passed the course, participants will be awarded with Certificate of Training. Without retraining, knowledge might be forgotten while skills may deteriorate rapidly when not being used / practiced. Therefore, yearly retraining is very much recommended.

WHAT IS WORKPLACE ERGONOMICS? 

Workplace ergonomics is workplace design using science where physical limitation of employees are taken into consideration. A poor workplace ergonomics design will causes employees feels more tired, frustrated and causing them physical injuries in long term.

IMPORTANCE OF WORKPLACE ERGONOMICS & MANUAL HANDLING IN MALAYSIA

Not many employers or employees realize the benefits of having a good ergonomics in their workplace. Practicing good office ergonomics will not only reduce injuries, but will improve the performance and provide a better working experience for employees.

 

WORKPLACE ERGONOMICS & MANUAL HANDLING IMPROVES EMPLOYEE’S PRODUCTIVITY

It is proven that a good workplace ergonomic & manual handling improves the employee’s productivity. A very well designed workplace ergonomic solutions will focus on the good postures when executing a task, using lesser motions but achieve better results, procedures that have better heights and reaches – these factors will contribute to having an effective workstation hence higher productivity.

WORKPLACE OFFICE ERGONOMICS & MANUAL HANDLING REDUCE COSTS

When workplace ergonomics are implemented well in the office, the organization will be able to reduce the cost of treatment and injuries. On top of that, hefty compensation cost such as indirect injury treatment will be avoidable as well. These often happens a lot especially in factories and industrial workplace, therefore having industrial ergonomics training is an importance for an organization as it is an opportunity for significant cost saving – which can be used for the benefits of the organization.

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