Manual Handling
Competencies

Overview

This 6 hour workshop provides participants with the opportunity to cover the theoretical aspects of manual handling including, assessing risk of injury and implementing controls to reduce the risk of injury. It includes:

  • Reducing the risk of musculoskeletal injury

  • Correct use of hoists and slings, transfer belts and flat slide sheets

  • Legal requirements

  • Professional guidance

  • Ergonomics*

  • Moving & handling risk assessment principles

  • Spinal awareness & body posture

  • Recognition & performance of good handling practice

Who is this for?

For Service Providers, Support Workers and Carers, course covers how to safely perform hazardous manual tasks in the workplace.

outline

This ‘Manual Handling’ course will provide you with an understanding of hazardous manual tasks in the workplace and the methods used to minimise the risk of injury to workers.

This course covers:

  • An introduction to Manual Handling

  • Policies and guidelines

  • Manual Handling techniques

  • Correct use of equipment

  • Lifting safely

  • Manual Handling injuries

  • Safe transfer of clients

outCOMES

In line with encouraging safer handling of people, by the end of the session participants will be able to:

  • Identify best practices for client care ergonomics

  • Assess solutions for safe client handling & movements

  • Identify hazards in client care settings

  • Formulate strategies for reducing risk to caregivers

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be issued with a Certificate of Completion.

For group discounts, please contact us on (02) 8076 4774.

Upcoming workshops

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