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HLTWHS005 – Conduct Manual Tasks Safely

Manual Handling Salisbury

HLTWHS005 Conduct Manual Tasks Safely is the official name for what is most often known as a Manual Handling Course. Manual handling tasks are anything which involves relocating heavy loads and requires a person to move, lift, lower, push, pull, or carry heavy objects.

Manual handling activities are common 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. There are few workplaces where a manual handling certification is not beneficial in some way.

First Aid Pro is a registered training provider offering the best training for manual handling Salisbury has to offer; nationally accredited and endorsed by the Australian College of Nursing. We take pride in providing high quality training through our experienced and friendly facilitators. All students, both domestic and international, are welcome to enrol in this course and improve their skills, knowledge, and professional opportunities.

Upcoming Salisbury Manual Handling Courses

LocationCourse TitleTraining BeginsPrice
(ex GST)
Salisbury 2

Salisbury 2
Unit 6
Level 1, 89 John Street
Salisbury 5108

HLTWHS005 - Conduct Manual Tasks SafelyFri, 8 Dec 2023
12:00pm - 4:30pm
Salisbury 2

Salisbury 2
Unit 6
Level 1, 89 John Street
Salisbury 5108

HLTWHS005 - Conduct Manual Tasks SafelyMon, 11 Dec 2023
9:00am - 1:30pm
Salisbury 2

Salisbury 2
Unit 6
Level 1, 89 John Street
Salisbury 5108

HLTWHS005 - Conduct Manual Tasks SafelyTue, 19 Dec 2023
9:00am - 1:30pm

Manual Tasks You'll Learn

HLTWHS005 Conduct Manual Tasks Safely teaches students how to identify execute potentially hazardous manual handling tasks in a safe manner. This includes learning how to prepare to perform manual handling tasks, 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 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 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:

  • 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 Salisbury 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 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 Salisbury 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 Salisbury Training Venue

FirstAidPro Salisbury

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

Easily accessible by car or by public transport, our modern Salisbury 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 according to the workplace, 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 to minimize workplace injuries. This involves meticulous planning, robust risk controls, and the implementation of measures to control 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 features a hybrid delivery model. Participants complete online theoretical learning at their convenience before attending a 4-hour, face-to-face training session at our Adelaide training facility.

Do I Need a Manual Handling Certificate?

Although manual handling is relevant across various careers, not all explicitly demand a manual handling certificate for application. The necessity of manual handling training is often at the discretion of individual organisations. 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, demonstrating 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 South Australia?

Both the Industry Council and Safe Work Australia recommend updating your Manual Handling certification annually. While some regions in Australia consider a manual handling certificate valid for two (2) years, it is advisable to undergo manual handling refresher training every two to three years, ideally annually, regardless of expiration.

How Often Does Manual Handling Need To Be Updated?

In South Australia, it is recommended by the Industry Council and Safe Work Australia that individuals attend an annual handling refresher course annually. This ensures ongoing competence and awareness of the latest safety protocols.

Why Are Manual Handling Tasks Important?

Manual handling tasks are crucial as they involve physical exertion to lift, carry, push, or pull objects. Recognizing potentially hazardous manual tasks is vital for injury prevention and fostering 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.