HLTWHS005Conduct Manual Tasks Safely

This course is designed to train participants in how to carry out their work safely to remove the risk of injuries. The course teaches participants how to lift and move materials manually and/or use basic manual handling equipment in a safe manner.

The following unit(s) will be awarded to successful participants in this course.  The certificate will be issued by Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909:
  • HLTWHS005 Conduct Manual Tasks Safely

Course duration: 4 hours (minimum) - full face to face course for students who are new to manual handling training or 2 hours (minimum) - full face to face course for students with similar previous training and/or experience
It is recommended this unit be renewed every 36 months in line with industry standards.

No work placement will be required as part of this course.

    Topics covered include:
    • Key information from work health and safety (WHS) regulations relating to manual tasks and national code of practice
    • Role and responsibilities of the employer and employees in relation to manual handling safety
    • Ways in which individual workers are involved in consultation about workplace health and safety  
    • Reporting mechanisms required for workplace injury and compensation claims
    • Key aspects of the risk management approach to manual tasks
    • Risk factors and potential sources of risks of hazards manual tasks:
      • Repetition
      • Forces
      • Postures
      • Vibration
      • Systems of work
    • Types of manual task activity and the types of injuries that can result
    • The relationship between the human body and risk of injury from performing manual tasks
    • Functions of the human body:
      • Basic function of the spine
      • Body postures
      • Types of muscles
      • Principles of levers
    • Manual handling techniques that support safe work practices:
      • Preparing the load/client
      • Preparing the environment
      • Using the stronger muscles in the legs where possible, rather than spinal muscles
      • Maintaining a neutral spine when lifting and carrying
      • Avoiding lifting objects about shoulder height
      • Minimising repetitive movements
      • Positions not held for long periods of time
      • Avoiding twisting by re-positioning feet whilst turning
      • Types and operational features of mechanical aids, tools and equipment
    This course is only available for group bookings and can be held at your workplace, regardless of location within Australia (travel costs may apply) or our training facilities in Auchenflower, Queensland.  

    Please note that enrolment to this course is made with Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909.  Please refer to the student handbook located on the RTO website allenstrainingcom.au for all details relating to rights and responsibilities including complaints and appeals.

    Please refer to our Refund and Cancellation Policy in the event that you need to amend or cancel your booking.
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    Nationally recognised training and assessment delivered by Altitude First Aid on behalf of
    Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909