Virgin Australia takes on Strong4Life Manual Handling Program

Virgin Australia has engaged IPAR to provide Strong4Life Manual Handling Training to the majority of their workforce – some several thousand people. The program incorporates face to face training, train the trainer and eLearning. This is the largest program of its type ever implemented by IPAR and it demonstrates the flexibilty and scalability of our program.


James Roche Manager Group Health & Safety has provided the following comment on the program:

“The Virgin Australia Group, as directed by John Borghetti has committed to ‘20% annual reduction in lost time injuries for all operational divisions’. The focus is Safety First.”

“At Virgin Australia, people are our greatest asset and when it comes to the safety of our team and our guests, there’s no compromise. We operate in environments that present many hazards and risks and manual handling is our most common cause of injury. However, we are committed to continually improving safety, and our commitment to the Strong4life™ manual handling training is one of the many steps we are taking to ensure the health and safety of our team. I am confident that through the Strong4Life™ program  our workforce will learn the skills and techniques to keep safe and well, both at work and also at home.”

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