Manual Handling – Australia

Product Description

Managing risks and looking after people’s physical health in the workplace

Safe management of inherently risky activity

Manual handling activities pose serious injury risks, with the potential for long-term impacts on people’s wellbeing.

Manual handling is not just moving heavy stuff around a construction site – it also refers to any physical activity that involves the use of force, from typing and filing to lifting and pushing.

Workers need to know how to do it safely, and businesses have an obligation to ensure they do.

This comprehensive course provides employees with the knowledge and skills necessary to identify and manage manual handling risks. Employees will learn about how manual handling activities can contribute to musculoskeletal injuries, which can develop immediately after a physically traumatic event, or over time through repetitive and continuous movements.

The course takes learners through a detailed outline of their workplace health and safety obligations. Learners will then identify the injury risks specific to different areas of the body, including high-risk systems such as the limbs and spine. The work safe strategies outlined in the course will ensure that learners are able to make the workplace a safe and injury-free place.

Specialised Work Health and Safety Training

GRC Solutions is delighted to collaborate with AlertForce, the nationally respected WHS and OHS training company, that specialises in premium compliance training for workplace and occupational health and safety (WHS/OHS).

This coupled with our comprehensive library of compliance courses and our Salt learning technology, provides a cutting edge solution.

If your business needs improved workplace capability or compliance solutions, with better learning outcomes and comprehensive reporting, then contact us to discuss your business training requirements.

Who should do this training?

This course is designed for all employees who engage in manual handing activities.

It also provides an outline of employer duties and responsibilities towards the physical health of their employees.

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Course Outline

  • Module 1: Introduction to manual handling
  • Module 2: Working with your body
  • Module 3: Types of injuries from manual handling
  • Module 4: How do you manage the risks?
  • Module 5: Are ther alternatives to manual handling?
  • Module 6: What is the proper manual handling technique?

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