Manual Handling Training Courses
Every year in New South Wales, approximately 17,000 people are seriously injured or suffer from illness related to manual handling activities, such as lifting, lowering, carrying, pushing, pulling, holding or restraining. There are steps you can take to reduce the risk of these injuries!
Managing manual handling, like other workplace health and safety issues, requires a systematic approach and relies heavily for its day to day implementation on the understanding, support and commitment of all employees.
For implementation to be effective, appropriate commitment from Management, consultation with workers, development of safe work procedures and effective on-the-job instruction, training and adequate supervision is required.
The purpose of this course is to provide participants with the basic knowledge and skills to participate in the process of identifying, assessing and controlling manual handling risks, together with reinforcing correct manual handling techniques to help workers become aware of safety issues and perform their jobs consistently and safely.
- An overview of the legislation and Code of Practice relating to manual handling
- What happens to the body during manual handling activities
- Assessing manual handling tasks in the workplace
By the end of this training session participants will have the skills and knowledge required to
- Shift loads using manual handling methods, including assessing the risks associated with relocating the load
- Planning the relocation process and carrying out the relocation in accordance with the plan.
On successful completion of this course, each participant will be issued a Certificate of Attendance.
- 2 hours