Manual Handling

Conduct Manual Tasks Safely

HLTWHS005

A full course on how to conduct manual handling tasks safely, including:


  1. Recognising manual tasks that may involve risk to self or others

  2. Identifying risk factors that make the manual task hazardous

  3. Determining the nature and extent of the risk

  4. Following organisation procedures for controlling hazardous manual tasks

  5. Preparing workplace layout and environment according to organisation procedures

  6. Organising task and workflow appropriately

  7. Preparing and packaging loads for movement, taking account of specific requirements for different materials and organisation procedures

  8. Selecting and using personal protective equipment appropriate to the task

  9. Ensuring task is within personal capabilities

  10. Use appropriate posture and handling techniques to reduce muscle load on exertion

  11. Selecting, adjusting and using mechanical aids and handling devices according to manufacturer’s instructions

  12. Pacing and scheduling tasks according to procedures

  13. Identifying hazardous manual tasks and reporting to supervisor according to organisation procedures

  14. Following organisation procedures for reporting symptoms of injury or actual injury to self and others

  15. Participating in workplace safety activities and contributing to the improvement of manual tasks

  16. Contributing to risk management

How long will it take?

Approximately 4 hours contact time.

How long is the certificate valid?

This Course has a standard curriculum Australia-wide. It is recognised in all states of Australia and your certificate will be valid for 3 years.

Is this course required in my workplace?

More information on general First Aid requirements in the workplace, including advice on First Aid Training for staff can be found here.

Need this course delivered to your group on site?

If you have a group of 12 or more, Results First Aid can come to your location and deliver this course.

Simply give us a call to get it scheduled!