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HLTWHS005 - Conduct manual tasks safely

Nationally Accredited Course

FirstAidPro is a Registered Training Provider (RTO ID: 40407), and we pride ourselves on providing high-quality training with experienced and friendly facilitators. HLTWHS005 Conduct manual tasks safely, also known as manual handling training, is conducted at our Adelaide CBD training centre. The training centre is fully equipped with hoists, hospital beds, slide sheets and everything needed to demonstrate conducting manual tasks safely. With plenty of hands-on practice and practical examples, we aim to make this course informative, fun and enjoyable.

This course is specifically intended for nurses, health workers, support workers and aged care workers working in hospitals and residential care settings. It is designed in accordance with the relevant state/territory legislation, including the hazardous manual tasks code of practice.

Covid-19 Precautions

At FirstAidPro, your health and safety is our priority. Infection control measures and COVID-19 practices are applied across all of our training facilities. Please remember if you are unwell or experiencing any symptoms, we ask that you contact us to reschedule your training. For further information, please email courses@firstaidpro.com.au

How is the Course Delivered?

No Online Workbook or E-Learning Required

Training and assessment are delivered Face to Face within just 4 hours.

Prior to attending the face-to-face training and assessment, you will be required to complete the pre-course reading (PDF) and complete the questions in the knowledge workbook. The workbook must be printed with the questions completed and, brought to the face-to-face session.

The pre-reading and workbook are emailed at the time of booking. The readings and workbook are a self-paced, self-directed, and mandatory component of the course.

The actual number of study hours required for each learner to complete the assessment varies depending on the learners existing knowledge, skills and experience.

The pre-reading and workbook are emailed at the time of booking. The readings and workbook are a self-paced, self-directed, and mandatory component of the course.

The actual number of study hours required for each learner to complete the assessment varies depending on the learners existing knowledge, skills and experience.

How is the Course Structured?

All participants will be assessed through a combination of the following assessment methods:

  • Practical Demonstrations: Simulated scenarios/Role playing
  • Project (Risk Assessment)
  • Knowledge Assessment

Course Requirements

  • Participants must be 14 years of age (Those who are under 18 must present an enrolment form from a parent or guardian to accept responsibility) 
  • Complete a risk assessment to reduce risks from manual tasks
  • Communicate effectively to contribute to a consultation process about improving manual handling safety
  • Use literacy and numeracy skills as require reading, interpret, and apply guidelines and protocols (e.g. read manufactures instruction and safety signs)

Physical Attributes Requirements

  • Have the physical capacity to perform manual handling tasks safely

Course Fees

$125 (Varies from State to State)

Course Times

The Manual Handling course frequently runs in Adelaide CBD over 7 days a week from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm (inclusive of a lunch break)

Award – Certificates Issued Same Day

Participants who successfully complete this course will be awarded a Statement of Attainment for HTLWHS005 Conduct manual tasks safely. FirstAidPro aims to issue statements digitally via email, on the day that the training is successfully completed (subject to certain conditions). In order to issue your Statement, we need to have received your completed pre-course reading workbook and your verified USI (unique student identifier) before the course commences. Failure to provide this information may result in a delay in issuing your statement of attainment.

USI Requirements

All students undertaking accredited courses are required to provide the training organisation with their USI (unique student identifier). USI’s are generated by the commonwealth government to maintain a secure online personal training record. It is free to apply for a USI, and applications take less than five minutes. Click the link if you need to apply for a USI https://www.usi.gov.au/your-usi/create-usi.

Knowledge Evidence

The participant must be able to demonstrate essential knowledge required to effectively complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the work role. This includes knowledge of:

  • key information from work health and safety (WHS) regulations relating to manual tasks and the national code of practice
  • role and responsibilities of the employer and employees in relation to manual handling safety
  • ways in which individual workers are involved in consultation about workplace health and safety
  • reporting mechanisms required for workplace injury and compensation claims
  • key aspects of the risk management approach to manual tasks
  • risk factors and potential sources of risks of hazardous manual tasks:

         Repetition, forces, postures, vibration and systems of work. 

  • types of manual task activity and the types of injuries that can result
  • the relationship between the human body and risk of injury from performing manual tasks
  • functions of the human body:
    • the basic function of the spine
    • body postures
    • types of muscles
    • principles of levers
  • manual handling techniques that support safe work practice including :
    • preparing the load/client
    • preparing the environment
    • using the stronger muscles in the legs where possible, rather than spinal muscles
    • maintaining a neutral spine when lifting and carrying
    • using two hands to lift or carry
    • keeping the load close to the body/centre of gravity
    • avoiding lifting objects above shoulder height
    • minimising repetitive movements
    • positions not held for long periods of time
    • avoiding twisting by repositioning feet whilst turning
  • types and operational features of mechanical aids, tools and equipment

Performance Evidence

The participant must show evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the job role. There must be evidence that the candidate has:

  • Followed legally compliant workplace procedures to prepare for and complete at least 3 different manual tasks relevant to the work role
  • contributed to a consultation process about improving manual handling
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