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.

You will complete a Nationally recognised training course in HLTWHS005 Conduct manual tasks safely.

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

Course Delivery 

This course will be delivered:

  • In the workplace or at an Travelling Annies facility

  • Online learning with face to face assessment

  • Online

Entry Requirements

  • 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.

Assessment Requirements

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?

Learning Activities

Delivery of course information and learning activities.

Assessment Activities

Assessments conducted during face-to-face training session(s) include:

  • Performance tasks

    • 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.

Participate in an additional non accredited session with manual handling nurses to consolidate your learnings and consolidate your skills.

Note: this additional non accredited training does not lead to a nationally recognised certificate outcome.

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