Workplace Training

Fit for Work – Fit for Life!

“People are not disturbed by events, but by their reactions to events”
Epictetus

Our programs helped the Commonwealth Department of Parliamentary Reporting Staff to halve its workers’ compensation insurance premium, and to zero its new compensation claims. It’s not rocket science but it does involve creative thinking! Are you willing?

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Back or neck pain, back injuries and even RSI all involve poor body use in daily activity. People unaware of their movement habits can misuse even the best ergonomic furniture, and misinterpret the best ergonomic advice. Hours, weeks and years of passive compression can accrue into sudden acute pain, or settle into nagging chronic discomfort, and predispose to expensive injury.

Comcare’s 2003 annual report stated that one of “the major issues in claims management (is)…increasing claims numbers, particularly the more complex claims for conditions such as… occupational overuse syndrome.” Musculo-skeletal injuries represented 64.6 % of federal government employee workers’ compensation claims.

How much will stress and injury cost your organisation this year?

Fit for Work – Fit for Life! training has helped organisations to reduce costs associated with stress and with injury in the workplace. Your organisation can provide staff with preventive tools to help them help themselves, to maintain their wellbeing and to enhance productivity.

How much will stress and injury cost your organisation this year?

Much workplace injury is preventable. Back pain, neck pain and Occupational Overuse Syndrome (RSI) all involve poor body use in daily activity. People unaware of their movement habits can misuse even the best ergonomic furniture, and misinterpret the best ergonomic advice. Hours, weeks and years of passive compression can accrue into sudden acute pain, or settle into nagging chronic discomfort, and predispose to injury. The real, on-going causes may be very difficult to diagnose, as the focus tends to be on the shorter-term getting out of pain, relieving other stress symptoms, or on purely ergonomic solutions. No-one benefits from this outcome. Work may be disrupted, key staff may be absent, lengthy rehabilitation may be required, compensation claims may be made.

How much will stress and injury cost your organisation this year?

A positive solution

Do any of your staff suffer from:

  • Back Problems?
  • Neck Pain?
  • Overuse Injuries?
  • Aches and Pains/Strains or Sprains?
  • Stress/Tension?

How high are the costs?:

  • Treatments
  • Lengthy rehabilitation
  • Recruiting and training new staff
  • Absenteeism of key staff
  • Low morale

Fit for Work – Fit for Life! participants:

  • develop an internal “early-warning system” for avoiding problems in the first place
  • finish the course with a set of comprehensive notes
  • develop confidence to self-manage

Help staff to help themselves – Training workshops provide participants with effective practical tools which they can use to:

  • Reduce the incidence and risk of injury
  • Deal with stress
  • Self-manage into the future, beyond the end of the face-to-face training.

Fit for Work – Fit for Life! programmes help staff to:

  • Achieve greater personal control over their state of being, rather than falling victim to pressure of work or other sources of stress;
  • Address externals such as furniture, desk height, computer keyboards etc;
  • Perform at their best.

Fit for Work – Fit for Life! participants learn:

  • Effective strategies for dealing with stress and staying relaxed, now and into the future;
  • The basic principles of good body-use, including the anatomy of free, upright posture;
  • How to stay comfortable in their body and minimise wear and tear; and
  • Practical techniques for optimising performance and avoiding injury.

For more information about training or other corporate presentations, email us at info@freedominaction.com.au or contact us by phone – 02 6249 8582.

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Train Your Staff To Avoid, Reduce and Manage Workplace Injury Fit for Work – Fit for Life!