Manual Handling Adelaide
HLTWHS005 Conduct Manual Tasks Safely
Manual Handling Course Adelaide
HLTWHS005 Conduct Manual Tasks Safely, more commonly known as manual handling course, is a nationally accredited certification that trains individuals to safely and effectively perform manual tasks including anything that involves relocating heavy loads and requires a person to lift, lower, push, pull, or carry heavy objects.
Manual handling activities are prevalent across a wide variety of different industries, careers, and job descriptions. Proper manual handling training is useful for any workplace but is particularly essential for working in warehouses, supermarkets, offices, and especially in healthcare where it is required to safely move patients. This course is specifically intended for nurses, health workers, support workers, NDIS providers, aged care workers working in hospitals and residential care settings.
First Aid Pro is a registered training provider offering the best training for manual handling Adelaide has to offer; This nationally accredited certification is endorsed by the Australian College of Nursing and we take pride in providing high-quality training through our experienced and friendly facilitators.
Our modern Adelaide training facility is equipped with everything needed to get hands-on manual handling training including patient hoists, hospital beds, slide sheets, wheelchairs, wheelie walkers and more. Enrol in a manual handling course today!
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Manual Tasks You'll Learn
HLTWHS005 Conduct Manual Tasks Safely teaches students how to identify execute potentially hazardous manual tasks in a safe manner. This includes learning how to prepare yourself to perform a manual handling task, reduce risks and potential hazards through a risk management approach, the ins and outs of Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) and best safe work practices, and how to position your body to avoid manual handling injuries. The specific teachings of the course include the following:
- The four P’s of proper manual handling techniques (Plan, position, pick, and proceed)
- Safe practices and lifting techniques
- How to identify hazardous manual tasks and perform risk control measures
- The national code of practice and (WHS) regulations
- Manual handling roles and responsibilities
- How to promote workplace safety
- Reporting procedures, including workplace compensation and injury claims
- Manual handling injuries which can result from improper techniques, such as musculoskeletal disorders, carpal tunnel syndrome, back injuries, and other injuries
- Risk factors, such as repetitive tasks, incorrect postures, and inefficient systems of work, and methods for minimising risks
- Manual handling tools, mechanical aids, and equipment, and how to use them
- How to identify the environmental factors affecting a manual task
- The importance of frequent breaks
- How to prevent injuries from improper techniques such as awkwardly postures over long periods, poor body weight distribution, and repetitive movements
Who Should Do This Course
A manual handling certification is useful for just about any career or industry. Any job position which requires the regular moving of heavy or large loads is more easily accessible to anyone who holds such a qualification.
While the number of careers this covers is incredibly broad, here is a selection jobs which are most relevant to a manual handling certification:
- Aged care workers
- Health workers
- Support workers
- Storage, freight, and logistics
- Warehouse workers
- Tradies, including plumbers, carpenters, and electricians
- Movers and delivery personnel
- Manufacturing and production
- Cleaning and maintenance
- Waste management
There are no previous academic requirements or work experience necessary to enrol in First Aid Pro’s HLTWHS005 Conduct Manual Tasks Safely Adelaide training course. However, all applicants must ensure they meet the following requirements:
Students must be 14 years old or older. (Please note: Students under 18 will be required to complete and bring a Parental Consent Form to class)
Possess a Unique Student Identifier (USI) number
Due to the nature of manual handling all students must possess a basic level of physical fitness, and have enclosed footwear and casual clothes to wear to their in-person training session.
Students must also possess a basic level of English literacy to read and comprehend simple safety guidelines and instructions.
If you have any questions about enrollment eligibility please contact our support team directly.
HLTWHS005 Conduct Manual Tasks Safely training is delivered through a blend of practical, face-to-face training and self-guided online learning.
We recommend students complete the self-guided pre course reading first, and the time it takes to complete is dependent on your own skill level.
This online course content will be available to you through your online student portal once you have fully enrolled in the course and can be completed at your own pace and at a time best suited to your schedule and working hours – provided it’s completed before the date of your face-to-face session.
The in-person portion of our manual handling training takes place from our Adelaide training and lasts for approximately four (4) hours. During this time students will get hands-on practice and experience several practical examples of manual handling.
For all students, HLTWHS005 Conduct Manual Tasks Safely costs a single, one-time fee of $125.
You’ll be asked to pay for your course upfront during the online booking process. Our secure online booking platform accepts both Visa & Mastercard credit and debit cards.
Our Adelaide Training Venue
First Aid Pro offers HLTWHS005 Conduct Manual Tasks Safely training from our Adelaide CBD training centre.
Easily accessible by car or by public transport, our modern Adelaide training facility is equipped with everything needed to get hands-on manual handling training including patient hoists, hospital beds, slide sheets, wheelchairs, wheelie walkers and more.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Manual handling?
While the specific duties of manual handling depend on the workplace in which it is performed, generally speaking manual handling is the moving of a heavy load in any kind of physical work environment. Movement of heavy loads can be done using the human body or with the assistance of mechanical aids.
Good manual handling involves moving said loads in such a way as to minimise workplace injuries. This is done through proper planning and risk controls, and the implementation of risk control measures.
What is the qualification for Manual handling?
HLTWHS005 Conduct Manual Tasks Safely is the nationally accredited qualification more commonly known as Manual Handling course or training.
How Long Is The Manual Handling Training Course?
Our HLTWHS005 Conduct Manual Tasks Safely course is offered with a hybrid delivery model. You'll be required to complete online, theoretical learning in your own time before attending a 4 hour, face-to-face training session at our Adelaide training facility.
Do I Need a Manual Handling Certificate?
While manual handling is relevant to many careers, few outright require a manual handling certificate to apply for. Much of the time, the necessity of manual handling training is determined by individual organisations. To note, most plumbers and electricians who are not self-employed will require a certificate.
That said, having a manual handling assessment is beneficial to most jobs and having one before applying shows commitment to work health and safety. Positions where it is most beneficial include any role which regularly requires performing potentially hazardous manual tasks and where the risk of injury is higher than usual.
How Long Does A Manual Handling Certificate Last In South Australia?
In south Australia, the Industry Council and Safe Work Australia both advise that you update your Manual handling certification every year.
In some places in Australia, a manual handling certificate remains valid for two (2) years. Regardless of whether your certificate expires, manual handling refresher training should be taken at least every two to three years, but ideally once a year.
How Often Does Manual Handling Need To Be Updated?
In South Australia, it's recommended by the Industry Council and Safe Work Australia that you attend a annual handling refresher course annually.
Why Are Manual Handling Tasks Important?
Manual handling tasks are very important as they involve physically exerting force to lift, carry, push, or pull objects. Recognising potentially hazardous manual tasks to prevent injuries and promote a safe working environment is crucial.
Importantly, these courses help maintain correct posture and protect the spine. By practising correct spine posture, workers can minimise the risk of musculoskeletal injuries and maintain their overall well-being.