Research tells us that the riskiest time for injuries at work is after a layoff. It makes sense, Christmas holidays, long weekends you relax and indulge then are straight back into work. Strength and stamina are down, muscles are tight and BANG....you've got an LTI on your hands.
The solution can be simple and it starts with teaching your people how to warm up correctly. Check out this video where Body Leadership Director, Paul Trevethan, discusses the best warm up strategies. Tailoring a proper warm up and cool down program for your people is a simple and cost effective way to tackle injuries at work. It is something that should always be included in your manual handling compliance training as well.
For more information or to book a warm up/cool down injury prevention program contact us on 07 3847 8040 any time.