Case study: Manufacturing industry
Company B is a manufacturing business employing a large manual workforce of approximately 800 employees.
Bodycare commenced on site physiotherapy services at Company B in 2004. Although the nature of work at Company B suggested that neck and lower back injuries would be more prevalent, BodyCare immediately identified that forklift drivers were experiencing a disproportionate number of serious shoulder injuries.
To combat this problem, in the first 12 months of the on site service, Bodycare implemented a shoulder strengthening program. Together with the on site physiotherapy services, dramatically reduced the number of musculoskeletal claims as illustrated to the right.
The graph below represents the significant reduction in workcover claims achieved after the implementation of BodyCare’s on site physiotherapy at Company B.