A better approach to effectively manage hazardous manual tasks

What is PErforM

Participative Ergonomics for Manual Tasks (PErforM) is a simple manual task risk management program based on participative ergonomics, an internationally recommended approach for reducing musculoskeletal disorders.

The PErforM program:

  • can be applied to most types of hazardous manual tasks

  • has been used successfully in a wide range of industries

  • provides a framework to help employers engage with workers at all levels to identify, assess and control hazardous manual task risks within their workplace

NOTE: PErforM is not recommended for people and animal handling tasks or computer workstation assessments.

What are the benefits for my organisation?

  • better control of manual  task risks
  • legislative compliance
  • improvements in  productivity
  • improved worker knowledge  about manual tasks risks management.

Getting started

Before  implementing PErforM at your workplace make sure you have:

  • management commitment and  support
  • identified a suitable site  champion (coordinator and/or trainer)
  • workforce participation.

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*this data is sourced from the SafeWork NSW Musculoskeletal Injuries and Diseases (MSID) Quarterly Statistical Files 2014-2017

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