Manual Handling Course

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At a glance

Course length:
15-45 minutes online

Course audience:
All organisation

Region:
Available in Australian and Region-neutral content format

Course type:
Structured LearningiDesigned for learners with little prior knowledge, this course type takes the learner through the course subject sequentially – one step at a time. and Accelerated Multi-Device LearningiThis course type is designed for learners with prior knowledge, giving learners more ability to self-direct how they engage with the full course content. Using scenarios with voice-overs, tests within the course, and a ‘Learn More’ option, learners can engage the course on any smartphone, tablet, or PC.

About this course

Manual handling covers a wide range of workplace activities and repetitive tasks. Many jobs involve some form of manual handling, but not all manual handling is hazardous or involves the risk of an injury.

Every organisation has responsibilities regarding the correct manual handling procedures, to prevent injury (including MSD) in the workplace. Training in this area teaches staff how to prevent injuries as a result of repetitive tasks and how to identify signs of injury.

Safetrac’s ‘Manual Handling’ course is designed to assist you in understanding what kind of manual handling is hazardous, how to prevent injury and what duties employers and employees have in reducing the risk of injury in the workplace.

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Learning outcomes

On completing this course, learners should understand:

  • what manual handling is and what injuries can result from manual handling;
  • the duties of employers and employees;
  • what sorts of manual handling is hazardous;
  • how incorrect manual handling affects the body;
  • how musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) can be prevented;
  • the measures in place to control the risk of MSD;
  • how to select and use appropriate manual handling techniques; and
  • how to use risk controls such as mechanical aids and safe systems of work.

Course contents

  • What is manual handling?
  • When is manual handling a problem?
  • What kind of injuries can result from manual handling?
  • Duties of Employers and Employees
  • Consulting your Employees
  • Hazardous manual handling
  • How can manual handling be prevented?

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