Manual Handling Training

A Leader In Manual Handling Training in Canada

Manual handling relates to any movement involving lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling or carrying. Incorrect manual handling is one of the most common causes of workplace injury. Safety legislation dictates that all employees working in oil and gas, among other industries, require manual handing training to maintain employment. Additionally, educating employees on proper protocol and technique allows employers to manage the risk of workplace injury and associated costs.

Why Train With Definitions Health and Wellness?

At Definitions Health and Wellness we have a variety of manual handling training services available to clients in a range of industries. Services offered include in-person simulation training, online course work and onsite training. This flexibility of programming allows employers to train their workforce no matter where they work, who they are or how busy they may be.

Train your workers with the following options:

  • Online Manual Handling Training:

    Online training for manual handling is offered to employees who work in remote locations using our online platform partner, Advancing Practice – one of Canada’s online leaders in training and education. The online program option includes the same course information as our in-person training and simulation. Training involves pictures and demonstrations of all practical manual handling techniques, quizzes and skill testing questions. Full course is approximately 1.5 hours in length. Licenses can be purchased in bulk by our clients to allow instant access for employee training. More details about the online course can be found here.

  • On-site and Remote Site Manual Handling Training:

    Definitions can provide onsite manual handling training at businesses, industrial sites and remote locations. We have performed onsite manual handling training in warehouses, workshops, manufacturing plants, marine vessels, mining operations, and more. Our personnel have all the required certifications, qualifications and appropriate training to travel to our client locations. Manual handling training can also be customized for the employee occupation, tools, tasks and other relevant factors to provide the most impactful training that will translate to safe work performance.

  • Manual Handling and Simulation Training:

    The full Definitions manual handling course alongside our simulation training is the most comprehensive of the program options available and would be available to the workers in Newfoundland. Throughout the course, emphasis is placed on procedures, proper technique and injury prevention for workers in an industrial setting. Led by kinesiologists who understand the jobs specific to each worker, the training includes the environmental hazard management and the physical preparation of the body to improve the safety and efficiency of all manual handling tasks. Training takes place at Definitions work simulator which is a 5,000 square foot facility with stairs, scaffolding, ladders, shoveling stations and other industrial task training stations. Including both a written and a practical section, the course is 3 to 4 hours in length.

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