Recalibrate your workforce
Reduce physical injuries at work by changing unsafe movement habits. We teach people how to move safely and adapt to the changing environment. Our workplace training programmes have been successfully reducing strain-related injuries for over 15 years.
What we do
WE ARE SPECIALISTS IN MANUAL HANDING TRAINING & OFFICE WORKSTATION ASSESSMENTS
We work across all industry sectors including but not limited to construction, quarries, corporates, retail and supermarket chains, meat works, laboratories, drivers and assembly factories. We also have clients that are large corporate businesses and government agencies with an office-based workforce.
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First Move Office
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We can train your internal staff members to deliver the programme, so you can manage your own training in-house or one of our experienced Provention team members can deliver the training for you
We have resources you can embed into your inductions. These include:
Online learning modules
"We tried training and it didn't work..."
This is something we hear all too often. Many of us have witnessed it first hand. But how can that be? We can teach a child how to do a back flip on a beam that is 10 cm wide, we can teach a 4 yr old how to swim, monkeys to jump through hoops and people of all ages to use chop sticks efficiently, but we cannot teach willing adults how to change their movement habits and avoid strain. So what's the way forward? Have you ever asked the question: "Why does one guy get injured, while his mate doing the same job doesn't?"
The answer is Provention's First Move Programme.
Provention has created an interactive multimedia training resource that doesn't just make sense to the worker, but is packed with loads of "I wish I had learnt this years ago" concepts.
Our mission is to make it easy
Provention's First Move Programme takes manual handling training to a new level. First Move makes learning relevant and realistic for businesses who need to address their "sprains and stains." First Move uses a range of contempory multimedia tools that gives training meaning and relevance. It's interactive, interesting and learning is guaranteed because it's entertaining and answers the questions of:
WHY does it hurt?
HOW can I change how I do things to be pain free?
Make sure they own the solution
Our role is to come up with options and strategies that each individual can use to manage their own wellbeing. Instead of an inflexible list of rules, many of which do not work in real life, we help them develop new movements and options that work for them. Of course there is sound physiological science and adult learning principles underlying everything we teach, but the key is to make sure individuals have the tools to make safe decisions in changing environments. This brings about ownership and long term behaviour change, which is vital for lasting results.
The training went very well, all the vineyard hands engaged and I believe they enjoyed the sessions. I thought the trainer did a fantastic job of engaging with all those who attended. Initially, there were supposed to be only 6 who could attend the final session, for a variety of excuses, so I was quite surprised to find the full complement of employees from the two grumpiest and gnarliest vineyards all 11 of them); I do believe that the word had got out to them about the nature of the training and how much it had to offer (Not like our guys to turn up for training voluntary).
Health and Safety Manager, Pernod Ricard
All individuals that I have spoken to are catching themselves at times in the wrong position, and correcting themselves, and I myself are using the techniques all the time in my everyday life as well as at work. I was really impressed with the day and I think in particular how you demonstrated correct and wrong techniques that I could relate to.
Cheers Darryl, Territory Business Manager, Goodman Fielder
22 November 2016
We understand that it can be difficult to implement systems and processes that encourage people to change unsafe movement habits. We have a range of tools to support long-term changes. Our latest tools are two new apps for computers, phones and tablets. These are specifically designed to easily support our First Move training modules in the field and embed the principles of safe movement – reducing injuries long-term.
22 November 2016
We’ve put together a comprehensive eBook with tips for mums on how to move safely when caring for children and doing work around the house – it’s great for dads too!
Click the above link to get your FREE Safe Moves for Mum eBook!
Facts & Figures
Back injuries are one of the most dramatic examples of the cost of work related injury in New Zealand. These figures are from ACC for the 2014-15 year. They only represent part of the true cost of such an injury to the worker, their family and friends, their employer and society in general.