Incorrect manual handling is one of the main causes of workplace injury. We are actively working on a number of projects in this field and will provide details soon. One of our first activities was to bring an injury prevention programme to the industry.
ShopCare is proud to support the First Move Manual Handling Injury Prevention programme, aimed at reducing workplace musculoskeletal injuries.
The programme was developed by Provention's founder Alison Richmond - a Physiotherapist with many years experience implementing effective manual handling and musculoskeletal injury prevention strategies across a range of industries.
ShopCare has made this programme available, at no cost, to warehouse and merchandising teams in the New Zealand grocery industry.
The objective of the First Move Manual Handling Injury Prevention programme is to help limit the impact of manual handling injuries on warehouse and merchandising teams in the New Zealand grocery industry, by allowing no cost access to an industry standardised approach to injury prevention.
The First Move programme is delivered through a combination of short video clips and practical interactions and can be done at any time and any location with online access. There is an option for online training for individuals, or an easy to to deliver Power Point presentation that can be used for a group training session.