Training & Education
Our friendly teams' partner with our clients to deliver quality and outcome focused health services which promote, ensure and sustain the health benefits of work. Our training programs are designed to address health concerns at work, build skills in dealing with health issues at work, and prevent workplace injury. We employ multidisciplinary teams throughout all offices, including Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Exercise Physiologists, Psychologists and Rehabilitation Counsellors . We also staff each office with skilled administration professionals.
Our Training & Education services - provided by Interact Injury Management (IIM) include:
Manual Handling and Injury Prevention
Correct manual handling is crucial for back protection and care and ensuring that manual tasks are undertaken safely and without risk of injury. Interact Injury Management can provide training to assist employees develop correct manual handling techniques, and gain knowledge of risk assessments, back care plus personal health and well-being. This training is competency based and includes an assessment of each participants manual handling skills. Our manual handling programs are tailored to the individual workplace and include a strong emphasis on practical tasks that the workers are required to perform in order to improve transference of techniques into daily work practices.
Fatigue is a high risk factor of injury at work. Our fatigue management training programs are tailored to the organisation to identify the causes and consequences of fatigue at the individual worksite, and includes development of strategies on how to prevent fatigue at an individual and organisational level. Staff are trained to identify signs and symptoms of fatigue and on actions they can undertake if they notice fatigue in other workers to prevent injury and loss of efficiency.
Bullying & Harassment
Through our 21 years of experience in dealing with workplace injuries, we understand the significant of bullying and harassment in the workplace and how this can result in psychological injury and significant cost to all concerned. Interact Injury Management can:
Develop bullying and harassment training according to the employers needs. Topics covered can include: What is and isn’t bullying, ways to address bullying, what to do if bullying happens to you, organisational policies regarding bullying and harassment, and education regarding the organisations workplace procedures to ensure a consistent approach to resolving bullying at work.
Consultation can also be provided to organisations to develop workplace policies and procedures to prevent and address bullying at work. Consultation would include identifying risk factors, assisting writing workplace policies and procedures and providing training in the workplace regarding policies and procedures to staff.
Stress & Anxiety Management
Reduction of high stress and anxiety levels in the workplace can create a positive environment which helps increase productivity. Stress and anxiety management training can be tailored to the workplace. Topics can include: recognising warning signs of high stress levels at work, understanding the stress response, tips to reduce stress through taking care of self, seeking support, prioritising and organising work load and breaking time wasting habits.
Workplace Health & Safety
The Interact Group offer a wealth of expertise in the Work Health & Safety (WHS) and Injury Management sector. Our expertise in this sector will assist to ensure legislative compliance and continual improvement in WHS performance.
Interact Injury Management can provide the following WorkCover NSW accredited training programs.
Introduction to Return to Work Coordination (NSW) – a introductory course for workplace based return to work coordinators to manage injured workers return to work.
Advanced Return to Work Coordination (NSW) - An interactive course with a focus on strategic case management and managing complex cases accredited by WorkCover NSW.