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HLTWHS005 Conduct Manual Tasks Safely

Manual Handling Course Brisbane

HLTWHS005 Conduct Manual Tasks Safely is the official name for what is most often known as a Manual Handling training course. Manual handling is any kind of task which involves relocating heavy loads and requires moving, lowering, pushing, pulling, carrying, or lifting 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 those working in warehouses, stacking shelves in supermarkets, office workers moving supllies, and especially in healthcare where it is required to safely move patients. There are few workplaces where a manual handling certification is not beneficial in some way.

First Aid Pro offers the best nationally recognised training for manual handling Brisbane has to offer. All students, both domestic and international, are welcome to enrol in this course and improve their skills, knowledge, and professional opportunities.

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Manual Tasks You'll Learn

HLTWHS005 Conduct Manual Tasks Safely teaches students how to identify and safely execute potentially hazardous manual tasks. This includes learning how to prepare yourself to perform a manual handling task, the ins and outs of Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) and best safe work procedures, 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 manual handling practices and lifting techniques
  • How to identify hazardous manual tasks through risk assessment and risk control measures
  • The national code of practice and(WHS) regulations relating to manual handling tasks
  • Manual handling roles and responsibilities
  • How to promote health and safety in your workplace
  • Reporting procedures for manual handling, 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 in manual handling, such as repetitive tasks, incorrect postures, and inefficient systems of work, and methods for minimising risks
  • Tools which provide mechanical assistance for manual handling, and how to use them
  • How to identify environmental factors in manual handling
  • The importance of frequent breaks
  • How injuries and health problems can occur from improper manual handling 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 almost 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, following is a selection jobs which are most relevant to a manual handling certification:

  • Construction
  • 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
  • Agriculture
  • Horticulture
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Eligibility Criteria

There are no previous academic requirements or work experience necessary to enrol in First Aid Pro’s HLTWHS005 Conduct Manual Tasks Safely Brisbanetraining 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.

Delivery Method

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 Brisbane 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.

Course Fees

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 BrisbaneTraining Venue

FirstAidPro Brisbane CBD

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 Brisbane 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?

The nature of manual handling tasks varies across workplaces, typically involving the movement of heavy loads in diverse physical work environments. This movement can be executed using the human body or with the assistance of mechanical aids.

Effective manual handling entails moving these loads strategically to minimize workplace injuries. This involves careful planning, robust risk controls, and the implementation of measures to manage and mitigate risks.

What is the qualification for Manual handling?

HLTWHS005 Conduct Manual Tasks Safely is the nationally accredited qualification commonly known as the Manual Handling course or training.

How Long Is The Manual Handling Training Course?

Our HLTWHS005 Conduct Manual Tasks Safely course adopts a hybrid delivery model. Participants complete online theoretical learning at their convenience before attending a 4-hour, face-to-face training session at our Brisbane training facility.

Do I Need a Manual Handling Certificate?

While manual handling is relevant across various careers, not all explicitly require a manual handling certificate for application. The necessity of manual handling training is often at the discretion of individual organizations. Certificates are more commonly required for specific roles, such as plumbers and electricians (excluding the self-employed).

However, opting for a manual handling assessment is advantageous for most job applications, showcasing a commitment to work health and safety. This is particularly beneficial for roles involving potentially hazardous manual tasks, where the risk of injury is higher than average.

How Long Does A Manual Handling Certificate Last In Queensland?

The duration of your manual handling certificate in Brisbane can vary. Typically, it's recommended to renew it every year. This helps you stay on top of best practices, promoting a safer work environment and reducing the risk of injuries during manual handling tasks.

How Often Does Manual Handling Need To Be Updated?

You should consider updating your manual handling skills regularly. In Brisbane, it's a good idea to attend a refresher course every year. This keeps you in the loop with any changes in rules, reinforces what you've learned, and ensures you're up to date on safe manual handling practices.

Why Are Manual Handling Tasks Important?

Manual handling tasks are critical as they involve physical exertion to lift, carry, push, or pull objects. Recognizing potentially hazardous manual tasks is vital for injury prevention and creating a safe working environment.

These courses play a pivotal role in maintaining correct posture and safeguarding the spine. Practicing proper spine posture helps minimize the risk of musculoskeletal injuries, contributing to overall well-being.