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HLTWHS005 Conduct Manual Tasks Safely

Manual Handling Course Caboolture

HLTWHS005 Conduct Manual Tasks Safely is the official title for what is commonly referred to as Manual Handling Training.

Manual handling tasks encompass actions that involve the lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling, moving, or shifting of heavy items or objects. Anyone employed in healthcare, production, the hospitality industry, a storage facility, or even an office, could gain advantages from obtaining a manual handling certificate.

First Aid Pro stands as one of Australia’s premier registered raining organisations offering short courses in first aid, healthcare, and manual handling.

We’re honoured to deliver the finest manual handling instruction available in Caboolture, and our manual handling program is accredited by the Australian College of Nursing. Our approachable and skilled instructors offer top-tier training to assist anyone in enhancing their understanding, abilities and career prospects.

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Manual Tasks You'll Learn

HLTWHS005 Conduct Manual Tasks Safely instructs learners in recognising manual tasks that may pose risks, and how to execute them safely. This encompasses learning to minimise risk and possible dangers through a risk management strategy, grasping the significance of Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) and optimal safe work practices, and how to align your body to prevent manual handling injuries. More precisely, you will discover:

  • The 4 P’s of good manual handling: four key principles which include (plan, position, pick, and proceed)
  • Techniques for safe lifting
  • Awareness of risks and how to implement risk control strategies
  • WHS policies Reporting processes
  • Manual handling injuries such as musculoskeletal disorders, carpal tunnel syndrome, spine injuries, and more
  • Risk Factors: including repetitive movements and incorrect postures, and techniques to reduce these risks due to hazardous manual tasks
  • Manual handling devices: mechanical aids, and tools, and their operation
  • Identifying environmental elements that could impact a manual task

Who Should Complete a Manual Handling Course?

The range of professions and sectors that require the frequent moving of heavy items is remarkably wide. Therefore, a manual handling certificate is advantageous for people in a very wide range of job roles. Below is a list of occupations where a manual handling certificate proves particularly useful:

  • Construction
  • Aged care provider
  • Support workers
  • Medical staff
  • Distribution centre employees
  • Tradespeople, such as plumbers, builders, and electrical technicians
  • Relocation specialists and courier staff
  • Industrial and assembly roles
  • Cleaning and housekeeping roles
  • Sanitation management
  • Farming
  • Gardening
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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 Caboolture 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.

Delivery Method

HLTWHS005 Conduct Manual Tasks Safely instruction combines direct classroom teaching with independent online study.

It’s highly advised that participants finish the independent pre-course reading before the practical training session to guarantee they are fully prepared for the exercises they will undertake. The duration to finish the pre-course material varies based on the individual’s ability and dedication.

The face-to-face portion of our training is conducted at our Caboolture training facility and takes around four (4) hours.

In this period, participants will engage in hands-on practice and explore multiple real-life scenarios of manual handling. Participants who successfully complete their training receive immediate certification via email on the same day.

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 Caboolture Training Venue

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First Aid Pro offers HLTWHS005 Conduct Manual Tasks Safely training from our Caboolture training venue.

Parking is free all day along Esme Avenue. Onsite parking available at the Lake Centre is free for Only 2 Hours.

Public Transport and Bus Station is located nearby at Caboolture Station.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Are Manual Handling Tasks?

Manual handling encompasses a variety of activities, with the primary objective being to mitigate risk during operations that involve transporting heavy loads to decrease the chance of occupational injuries. The particular tasks associated with manual handling vary by the work setting, yet typical responsibilities entail lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling, hauling, or shifting heavy items or objects. In the healthcare sector, specific responsibilities consist of moving patients.

Risk management strategies for manual handling encompass devising strategies for transporting a hefty load, aligning one's physique properly prior to lifting and transporting, utilising mechanical devices for support with especially heavy loads, and recognising and documenting hazardous procedures.

Do I Need a Manual Handling Certificate?

Manual handling is significant in nearly all work environments, particularly in settings where workers frequently engage in lifting, hauling, and transporting tasks for extended durations. Nevertheless, not every profession mandates a manual handling certificate.

Whether such certification is necessary typically depends on the employer's judgment. Roles that commonly necessitate a manual handling certificate encompass construction laborers, medical personnel, and individuals in production, industry, cargo, and logistics, among others. Plumbers, electricians, and other skilled tradespeople who work for others frequently need a certificate as well.

To determine if a manual handling certification is required for you, consulting with your employer is advisable. If you're seeking a new job, the job specifications should indicate if a manual handling certificate is necessary, but reaching out to them for confirmation is also an option.

How Long Does a Manual Handling Certificate Last?

The duration of a manual handling certification in Australia depends on the region. Typically, a manual handling certification is valid for two to three years, but in some jurisdictions, it might never expire. However, it's recommended that a manual handling certificate be renewed yearly through refresher courses to maintain the skills and knowledge as instinctual.

Can I Take a Manual Handling Course Online?

While you can take a Manual Handling course online in Australia, First Aid Pro does not offer the course in this format. Although your training encompasses e-readings to be finished independently, there are no virtual classes for manual handling. The sole method to accurately acquire the most effective and secure manual handling methods is firsthand via in person training sessions.

What are the Consequences of Improper Manual Handling?

Work related injuries impose a major financial cost on the Australian economy every year. Inadequate manual handling involves hoisting cumbersome loads, lifting objects that are excessively heavy, neglecting to recognise potential hazards, and adopting improper stances. Transporting hefty items in such a manner may result in a range of injuries, such as harm to your musculoskeletal structure, or the emergence of chronic and acute discomfort.

Through the application of secure manual handling practices, you can decrease the risk of even the most common injuries. Refrain from lifting beyond shoulder height, solicit extra help when hoisting substantial objects, take breaks during long periods of exertion, make sure you consistently conduct risk assessments, and lift and transport items with the correct posture.