Manual Handling Training Programs

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Over the past 21 years, we have developed a Proven Method for delivering Manual Handling Training to Workplaces that engages with Employees and Achieves an ROI for our Clients

KINNECT’s SmartMove Manual Handling training programs are designed to change your people’s behaviours when it comes to Manual Handling and reduce their risk of injury with simple, practical and realistic techniques.  In our 21 years of delivering injury prevention services to Australian workplaces, we have developed our proven method for delivering the most effective manual handling training. Our programs have a track record for being both engaging and effective in reducing workplace injuries.

Since 1996, more than 95,000 workers have participated in a SmartMove Manual Handling Program delivered by KINNECT

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What's Included

  • 90 Minute Group Presentation
  • Delivered by one of our Injury Prevention Consultants
  • A Customised Presentation specific to your Industry
  • Certificates for all Employees
  • A Summary Report following Training
  • Designed to Help you Meet Legislative Compliance
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What's Included

  • KINNECT’s 3 Stage Proven SmartMove Program
    • Stage One – Development
    • Stage Two – Delivery
    • Stage Three – Maintenance and Evaluation
  • A dedicated Senior Injury Prevention Consultant with extensive industry experience in delivering successful Injury Prevention Programs
  • A Site Visit by your Senior Injury Prevention Consultant to review any high risks manual tasks and collect photos, videos and data for reporting purposes
  • We will customise the entire manual handling training package specific to the high risk manual tasks and your workplace
  • Customised Group Education Sessions designed to engage and educate your employees
  • Our innovative Maintenance Program – one on one manual handling coaching delivered to each employee, on the job, by your Senior Injury Prevention Consultant
  • Certificates of Competency for all Employees
  • A Comprehensive Summary Report following the Program Completion including a summary of the ROI on your program
  • Our SmartMove Guarantee – We guarantee that we will reduce your injury rates within 12 months of delivering the program.
Workplace Manual Handling Training Programs

KINNECT have delivered some of the largest Manual Handling Training Projects in Australia

Learn More about these Projects and our Experience with Manual Handling Training Programs

I can honestly say the team at KINNECT have contributed to improving our Lost Time Injury  Frequency Rate (LTIFR) by 81%, our Total Recordable Injury Frequency Rate (TRIFR) by 66% and our Disabling Injury Severity Rate (DISR) by 56% at one of or underground sites with their SmartMove Program.  A highlight of the program has been there has been zero down time due to their on the job approach.

Adam Austin, Xstrata Coal Queensland – Manager Occupational Health Hygeine

For the Employee

A worker who completes a KINNECT SmartMove program will:

  • Understand how a manual handling injury sustained at work can impact on their personal life, and be motivated to avoid high risk practices.
  • Feel empowered to identify and suggest solutions to risks they identify within their workplace, and have the basic knowledge required to modify tasks or asks for assistance.
  • Have an improved understanding and appreciation for their body and how loads affect its ability to perform task safely of a period of time.

For the Employer

Through the provision of a tailored manual handling program for employees, an employer has the potential to:

  • Reduce the frequency and severity of Injuries
  • Reduce overall reportable injury statistics via a reduction in manual handling-related incidents
  • Reduce Lost Time or Medical Treatment injures
  • Save money via reduced down time and workers compensation premiums through a reduction in injuries

What can be done to prevent injuries?

By contacting KINNECT you have taken the first step in ensuring your workforce understands the risks associated with manual handling and has the motivation and practical experience to reduce potential injuries and improve their work environment.


Topics covered in this program include what is manual handling, risks and consequences of poor manual handling, assessing the risks, applying proper lifting techniques and putting techniques into practice.


  • Topic 1 – Introduction
  • Topic 2 – Risks and Consequences of Poor Manual Handling
  • Topic 3 – Risk Management
  • Topic 4 – Proper Lifting Techniques
  • Topic 5 – Putting into Practice

Ready to Start your SmartMove Program?

If you’re ready to start your SmartMove Program, simply give us a call to organise a no obligation meeting with one of our dedicated Senior Injury Prevention Consultants. During this meeting, we will discuss your injury trends, business needs and objective outcomes for the program.


Where does KINNECT deliver SmartMove Manual Handling Training Programs

KINNECT can conduct SmartMove Manual Handling Training Programs anywhere in Australia or New Zealand. We have consultants and/or clinics located in the following locations:

  • Sydney, NSW
  • Brisbane, QLD
  • Melbourne, VIC
  • Perth, WA
  • Canberra, ACT
  • Cairns, QLD
  • Townsville, QLD
  • Mackay, QLD
  • Rockhampton, QLD
  • Gladstone, QLD
  • Emerald, QLD
  • Sunshine Coast, QLD
  • Gold Coast, QLD

Local Buy

KINNECT is an approved supplier on the Local Buy Panel.  Under the Business Management Services contract (BUS 249-0515), relevant Queensland and Northern Territory local government departments/agencies/entities are able to engage KINNECT. for services such as Manual Handling Training, directly through Vendor Panel.


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