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Manual Handling Refresher For Health Workers

MHR Manual Handling Refresher

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Manual Handling Refresher – Annual Update

The Manual handling refresher course is intended as an annual update. Participants must have completed manual handling certification via the HLTWHS005 – Conduct manual tasks safely course previously.

It is recommended that all staff are directly involved in moving and handling clients. Staff and carers directly involved in moving people include, but are not limited to, nurses, student nurses (pre-placement), physiotherapists, occupational therapists, medical staff, ambulance staff, health and nurse aides and people working with the disabled and aged in the community skills are updated annually.

This non-accredited refresher course is designed to revisit and reinforce essential manual handling skills and knowledge for healthcare workers. It focuses on safe work practices when directly caring for clients in health, nursing, aged care, and home care settings. The course places importance on maintaining the worker’s safety, supporting the client’s well-being, and contributing to community care.

CPD hours can be claimed according to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, ‘Continuing Professional Development Standard.’

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.

How Is The Course Delivered?

The Manual Handling Refresher course has some pre-reading content required for the course to take place before the 2 hour face-to-face training seminar. It’s all taken care of on the day! 

Course Fees

$60.00 inclusive of GST

Course Times

This Hands-on Practical Training takes just 2 hours!

Our Manual Handling Refresher courses run frequently in Adelaide CBD, Level 3/50 King William Street, over 7 days a week, morning and afternoons.

Refer to Course Calendar for all available times.

Certificate Issued Same Day

No Hidden Costs | Same Day Certificates | Statement of Attendance

On the day after successful completion of the Manual handling training course:

  • Manual handling certificates (Statement of Attendance) are issued electronically
  • As recommended by the Industry Council and Safe Work Australia, your Manual handling should be renewed annually.

Clinical Lab Simulation – Location

Level 3/50 King William Street, Adelaide CBD

Our Manual handling course, conveniently located in our training facility in Adelaide is interactive, fun and hands–on! You will have access to full working hoists, hospital beds, slide sheets as well as all the necessary equipment for you to learn with and practice on whilst being supported by your Professional Trainer.

Professional Health Trainers

Our team are expert training instructors with many years of experience. If you find yourself with questions during the training, you shouldn’t hesitate to ask and take advantage of their expertise. We’re committed to training that’s fun, interactive, and thoroughly engaging.

About Manual handling for health workers

Designed specifically for the requirements of workers in the Health Care Industry, this course will cover how to safely identify, plan and perform manual handling tasks to assist in maintaining an injury–free workplace

Content Covered:

  • Pre start Exercises
  • Understand & Learn the NO lift Polices
  • Basic anatomy and physiology of the spine
  • Correct postures
  • Fitting and removing slide sheets
  • Sliding a supine person up/down a bed
  • Turning in bed
  • Sitting to standing from chair
  • Sitting to standing from edge of a bed
  • Standing transfer from bed to chair/chair to bed
  • Seated transfer from bed to chair/chair to bed
  • Transfer from chair to chair/commode/toilet.
  • Hoisting from chair to bed/bed to chair/commode to bed
  • Assisted walking – raising a fallen person
  • Instructing the person to raise themselves
  • Hoisting a person from the floor
  • 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

Other Relevant Industries:

This manual handling refresher course is suitable for Registered Nurses, Enrolled Nurses, Nursing Students (Pre Placement), Health Professionals, anybody working in Aged Care or Aged Care Facilities, Home Care Services, Respite Care, Nursing Home, Australian Home Care, Disability Support Worker, Disability Services, Support Worker, Domestic Workers and Much More.

What Are Manual Handling Tasks?

Manual handling tasks requires physical force to lift, carry, push, or pull goods or people. Manual handling responsibilities in the context of support workers can involve assisting clients with movement, transporting them from one location to another, or assisting them with everyday chores such as dressing or washing. These duties frequently necessitate the use of correct skills and training to protect the safety of both the support worker and the person receiving assistance. Manual handling courses are educational programmes that teach individuals proper lifting and handling procedures, promoting safe practices, and lowering the risk of injuries associated with manual handling duties.

The HLTWHS005 Conduct manual tasks:

HLTWHS005 Conduct manual tasks safely is a training course that provides individuals with the knowledge and skills to identify hazards, assess risks, and implement safe practices during manual handling tasks. It covers techniques for lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling objects, promoting ergonomic principles, and preventing injuries in various workplace settings.

How To Conduct Manual Tasks Safely?

It is critical to use proper lifting techniques, assess the weight and size of objects before lifting, avoid awkward postures, use mechanical aids when available, take regular breaks to prevent fatigue, and receive training on safe manual handling practices and ergonomics to conduct manual tasks safely.

What Are Manual Handling Skills?

Manual handling skills refer to the abilities and techniques required to safely and effectively perform manual tasks. These skills include proper lifting and carrying techniques, understanding ergonomic principles, assessing and mitigating risks, utilizing mechanical aids, maintaining good posture, and being aware of one’s physical limitations to prevent injuries during manual handling activities.

What Are Manual Handling Tasks In Healthcare?

Manual handling tasks in healthcare involve activities such as lifting and transferring patients, repositioning patients in bed, moving medical equipment or supplies, assisting with ambulation, and providing support during various patient care activities. These tasks require proper techniques, equipment, and teamwork to ensure the safety and well-being of both patients and healthcare providers.

How Often Should Moving And Handling Training Be Done?

The frequency of HLTWHS005 Conduct manual tasks safely training may vary depending on factors such as organisational policies, job roles, and changes in work practices. However, it is generally recommended to undergo refresher training every 2-3 years or when significant changes occur in manual handling procedures or regulations to ensure ongoing competence and awareness of best practices.

What Is Manual Handling Training Healthcare?

Manual handling training in healthcare is a specialised training programme meant to educate healthcare professionals on safe lifting, moving, and handling practices relevant to the healthcare industry, lowering the risk of patient and carer injuries.

What Are 5 Examples Of Manual Handling?

The following are five examples of manual handling: 

  1. Moving patients from beds to wheelchairs and back again.

  2. Helping people get up on their feet and go around.

  3. Reducing the risk of pressure sores by moving a bedridden patient around.

  4. Moving hefty goods or medical equipment.

  5. Assisting patients with things like showering and using the restroom are examples of personal care.

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