25 percent reduction in back injuries

Bullivants Train the Trainer program a success

“We finished FY15 below our TRFIR with our LTI free record maintained”

Bullivants National Safety Manager

In 2014, WFR created a musculoskeletal injury prevention program, Body Right, for delivery across Wesfarmers Industrial and Safety (WIS) businesses. These included Blackwoods, Bullivants, Protector Alsafe, and Bakers. To achieve maximum impact, the Body Right program was designed to be delivered at various levels and with different mediums.

The Body Right program included:

  • An online Injury Prevention induction to immediately capture new starters,
  • An Injury Prevention training workshop focused on manual handling,
  • A Stretch Leader Program workshop to get Warm Up 4 Work engrained into daily work practices, and
  • A resource kit including stretch posters, risk awareness posters, and personal stretch cards.

WFR’s Exercise Physiologists delivered a series of comprehensive training workshops around Australia to WIS Health, Safety and Training team members. These 3-day Train the Trainer workshops provided the participants the knowledge and confidence to be able to deliver all training components to the wider WIS employee group. This process has been a key driver in saturating the workforce with the Injury Prevention message.

Bullivants Safety Manager attributes the Body Right program as being a major factor in the 25% reduction of back injuries across a network of 18 branches and 240 staff. This has especially been the case since awareness around manual handling technique, correct postures, risk management, hazard identification and a workplace stretching program has been increased.

For more information about our Injury Prevention or Train the Trainer programs, please use the form to contact us or call 1300 WFR 777.