Manual handling

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This course provides participants with the knowledge and skills to identify hazardous manual tasks and implement appropriate prevention and mitigation strategies. It includes training in safe manual handling techniques relevant to the organisation / industry.

Who is this course for?
This course is suitable for persons in all organisations regardless of occupation or industry.

Units of Competency

Course Duration

  • 3-4 hours

Student Numbers

  • Min 6
  • Max 12

Pre-entry Requirements
Students must be physically capable of participating in the practical activities and demonstrate a basic level of language, literacy and numeracy.

Delivery Methods
The course content will be delivered in a classroom environment using PowerPoint presentations, video, group discussion and a number of demonstration and skill building activities.
Students will also undertake a number of practical tasks designed to improve current manual handling systems and procedures in the workplace. A final quiz will be administered to test overall understanding of the concepts taught during the course.


  • Relevant legislation, Codes of Practice & guidance material
  • Musculoskeletal disorder (MSD)
  • Characteristics of hazardous manual tasks
  • Hazards, risks and control measures for hazardous manual tasks
  • Identifying signs of poor manual handling
  • Safe manual handling techniques
  • Assessment of current work systems & procedures
  • Simulated practical scenarios

All of our courses are tailored to site policies and procedures.
Appropriate clothing is to be worn when attending training including long pants, long shirts and enclosed footwear. PPE specified by the workplace is also to be worn.