Manual Handling Gold Coast
HLTWHS005 Conduct Manual Tasks Safely
Manual Handling Course Gold Coast
HLTWHS005, commonly known as the Manual Handling Course, certifies students in safely and efficiently performing manual tasks like relocating heavy loads—lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling, or carrying substantial objects.
These skills apply across diverse industries, with vital importance in construction, warehouses, and healthcare, especially in safely moving patients. Tailored for healthcare professionals, including nurses, support workers, NDIS providers, and aged care personnel, this course addresses specific industry needs.
First Aid Pro, a registered training provider, offers top-notch manual handling training on the Gold Coast. Endorsed by the Australian College of Nursing, our nationally accredited certification ensures high-quality training delivered by our experienced and friendly team.
Our Gold Coast centre is well-equipped with a comprehensive range of manual handling equipment, including patient hoists, hospital beds, slide sheets, wheelchairs, wheelie walkers, and more.
Upcoming Gold Coast Manual Handling Courses
Manual Tasks You'll Learn
Our manual handling course teaches students to identify and perform potentially hazardous manual tasks in a safe manner. This includes preparing oneself to perform a manual handling task, identify and reduce risks and potential hazards through a risk management approach, the ins and outs of Workplace Health and Safety (WHS), and how to avoid manual handling injuries. The specific curriculum of this course includes 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 Gold Coast 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 enrolment 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 Gold Coast 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 Gold Coast Training Venue
First Aid Pro offers HLTWHS005 Conduct Manual Tasks Safely training from central Gold Coast training centre located in Southport.
Easily accessible by car or by public transport, our modern Gold Coast 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?
Manual handling refers to the transporting or supporting of a load by hand or bodily force. It includes activities such as lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying, or moving loads, objects, or even a person. The specifics of what manual handling jobs involve depends on the workplace in which the task is performed.
How Long is a Manual Handling 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 Gold Coast training facility.
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.
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.
Does Manual Handling Count as Continuing Professional Development?
Yes, manual handling training can count as Continuing Professional Development (CPD). There are various online courses that are CPD approved and cover manual handling, providing training on the safe handling of objects in the workplace. These courses are designed to teach the basics of moving and handling objects safely, and they are approved by CPD and other relevant organisations. This means this course is tax deductible for appropriate professions.
Do Manual Handling Certificates Expire?
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. Regardless, Safe Work Australia both advises that you update your Manual handling certification every year. Many organisations consider refreshing this training to be mandatory.
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 potential manual handling hazards 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.