Training

Training

Making sure that your entire staff is properly trained on every aspect of their jobs is one of the most important components of a safe, healthy, and happy workplace environment. Insufficient knowledge or understanding should never be the cause of a workplace injury or illness. Providing effective and timely training sessions helps keep safety at the forefront of employees’ minds and promotes a healthy community.

Hoys Work Health has been providing training services in Northern New South Wales since 1994. Team members are educated and accredited in their respective fields and keep up to date with the latest legislation and evidence based practices. We are active members of the community both at work and outside of it. We are dedicated to making sure that everyone in NSW has access to comprehensive workplace training and rehabilitation services.

All of our training programs are curated by experts in order to make sure that our community, its businesses, and its people are able to maintain a safe and healthy place to work and live. We offer both regular public training courses as well as personalised packages for on-site training that can fit any business’s needs and budget.

Whether the sessions are one-on-one or group programs or private personalised sessions, we are dedicated to making sure that your employees feel confident, comfortable, and fully prepared to fulfill their necessary duties.

Manual Handling Training

Over one third of workplace injuries come from manual handling. Correct manual handling techniques are crucial for care and protection of workers’ overall health.

This type of training isn’t just for trade workers. It may surprise you to know that a large number of manual handling injuries occur in industries that are perceived as less physically demanding such as office workers, school teachers, childcare workers, and retail assistants.

Hoys Work Health has been providing manual handling training services in NSW for decades. We provide personalised training, in groups or to individuals, to assist employees in developing correct manual handling techniques, and gain knowledge of risk assessments, back care, personal health, and well-being.

We offer regular public courses as well as private training programs customised to the individual workplace and provided on site. The training provides participants with the skills to safely undertake manual handling tasks and reduce the risk of injury. Our programs have theoretical and practical components so that participants gain a full understanding of the subject matter and are able to apply what they have learned in the workplace.

Manual Handling training includes

  • Anatomy, posture & biomechanics of injuries
  • Hazard Identification
  • Stretch exercising techniques

Individual training packages can be developed to accommodate your needs, whether it’s a specific one-on-one session or large group training.

Manual handling training programs ensure that your employees are able to thrive in a safe, healthy and happy work environment. It protects them and your business and minimises risks associated with inadequate instruction.

Office Ergonomics Training

Ergonomics is one of the most significant factors in making sure that your workplace is healthy and safe. Prolonged sitting, poor posture, bad habits, and inadequate or improper activity is the underlying cause of many types of workplace injuries and illnesses including fatigue, back pain, tendinitis, carpal tunnel syndrome. These can even lead to severe conditions such as a heart attack.

Hoys Work Health provides ergonomic training designed to help workers understand the importance of correct ergonomics in order to prevent injuries and enable them to apply appropriate principles in the set-up and maintenance of their workstation.

Our ergonomic training programs are tailored to the individual workplace and provided on site. The training equips participants with the skills to safely perform all of their required tasks. Our programs include both theoretical and practical components so that all participants understand the importance of ergonomics, and are able to apply this knowledge upon completion of the training.

By the end of the session they will have the knowledge and skills to be able to independently set up their own workstation according to basic ergonomic principles, and be able to identify simple ways to reduce the risk of injury within the workplace.

Ergonomic Sessions include;

  • Anatomy, posture & biomechanics of injuries
  • Hazard identification
  • Workstation ergonomics
  • Stretch exercising techniques

Individual training packages can be developed to accommodate your needs, whether it’s a specific one-on-one session or large group training.

Investing in ergonomic training ensures that your employees will be safe, comfortable and happy. It increases productivity, makes daily operations more efficient, and reduces money spent on workplace injuries.

Job Seeking Programs

Sustaining an injury at work can be a difficult and costly experience. Many workers are able to make a complete recovery and return to their previous positions. Unfortunately sometimes it is the case that the severity of the injury prevents this from happening.

If an injured employee is unable to return to their previous employer, they will need to consider alternative vocational options. Trying to undertake this while also going through injury rehabilitation is a difficult, and often overwhelming task. That’s why third-party job-seeking services are a crucial component of any employee seeking a new employer or redeployment following a workplace injury.

Hoys Work Health has been providing job seeking assistance to injured workers in Northern New South Wales for over two decades.

We are proud to say that our experienced and skilled consultants have maintained a return to work rate of >75% in new employer services since 2014.

Some of the job seeking services we provide include

  • Job seeking skills training which covers:
    • Job ready attitude
    • Resume preparation and writing
    • Job applications & writing cover letters
    • Injury disclosure
    • Networking & accessing the hidden labour market
    • Interview preparation & coaching
    • Cold canvassing & ongoing assisting with job seeking
    • Development of a job seeking agreement
    • Compliance monitoring, including review of job seeking efforts & submission of Job Seeking
    • Logs
  • SIRA vocational programs
  • Active job seeking assistance

Our team includes occupational therapists, physiotherapists, rehabilitation counsellors, psychologists, exercise physiologists & employment consultants that work together systematically in order to provide an injured worker with all of the resources they need to make a safe and timely recovery and return to work.