HLTWHS005 Safe Manual Handling Course
In every workplace, workers are exposed to day to day activities which involve some kind of manual handling, some more hazardous than others. These tasks are a common cause of injury in the workplace, and as such, understanding how to undertake these tasks safely is imperative. Without manual handling training, employees can make mistakes and even suffer serious injury. This is especially true if an employee is around hazardous substances or activities.
This training in this course allows you to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence required to firstly recognise potentially hazardous manual tasks and the sources of risks and risk factors. Then prepare for and apply controls to complete these tasks using manual handling techniques which support safe work practice.
You will also learn about the function of the body in movement and performing manual tasks, the importance of posture and positioning of the body and how to recognise symptoms of an injury and report it.
The skills in this course are applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice such as the Hazardous manual tasks code of practice applies.
Provider of Training and Assessment
This course is delivered and assessed on behalf of
Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909 by Travelling Annies.
Important information prior to enrolment
Unit Being Delivered
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
To view full unit details please visit www.training.gov.au
This course will be delivered:
In the workplace or at an Travelling Annies facility
Online learning with face to face assessment
Participants must have the physical capacity to use appropriate equipment, posture and handling techniques to conduct a manual move and/or lift
Course Duration (face to face)
Face to Face – 4 hours (minimum) – full face to face course.
Blended delivery – 3 hours (minimum) face to face course – with the addition of 2-hour self-paced learning to be completed prior to attending the face to face course.
Refresher training – 2 hours (minimum) – conditions apply for this option, for example, you will need to provide previous current certificates.
Enhanced Online Learning (EOL)
Online delivery with face to face Practical assessment – self paced online learning and assessment to be completed within six (6) months from the date of enrolment.
Individuals undertaking this course will be expected to complete both written and practical assessment tasks. These are detailed in the sections following.
Certificate Renewal Requirements
No industry recommended renewal is identified on the certificate, employers are recommended to consult with stakeholders to identify appropriate training periods.
Course Fees and Payments
Please note that enrolment to this course is made with Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909.
- Course fee $135.00
- Rights & responsibilities including complaints, appeals & refunds – Please refer to the student handbook for all details relating to rights and responsibilities including complaints and appeals & the Travelling Annies T & C
- Payment Terms – Payment for individual participants is upfront, group booking payment terms are 14 days from booking date
Work Placement Arrangements
No work placement will be required as part of this course.
What happens at the course?
Delivery of course information and learning activities.
Assessments conducted during face-to-face training session(s) include:
Choose 3 scenarios from the scenario options list
In relation to the scenarios, demonstrate each of the following for each of the scenarios:
Identify a manual task involving risk
Undertake risk assessment and complete a risk assessment form
Prepare for the manual task
Safely complete the manual task
Documentation – Completion of a Discomfort Survey form and 3 x Risk Assessment forms.
Theory assessment - A written assessment consisting of multiple-choice and short answer questions. The student must complete all assessment questions.