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Manual Handling Refresher Course Brisbane

Manual Handling Refresher for Health Workers

Manual Handling Refresher for Health Workers

Nationally Accredited Course

FirstAidPro is an RTO with the identification number 40407, and we take great pride in providing top-notch instruction from qualified and approachable instructors. Brisbane training facility teaches people how to properly do manual jobs, often known as manual handling training or HLTWHS005- Conduct manual tasks safely. The facility is equipped with hoists, hospital beds, and slide sheets for teaching students how to conduct manual tasks safely. Through many hands-on activities and real-world examples, this course strives to be instructive, fascinating, and engaging.

Manual Handling Refresher training is intended to be completed once a year. 

This course must have completed HLTWHS005-Conduct manual tasks safely before enrolling.

It is suggested that everyone on staff help clients move and handle items. Each year, professionals who work with the disabled and aged in the community, such as nurses, pre-registration nursing students, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, physicians, paramedics, and health aides, update their knowledge and abilities in relocation.

CPD hours- The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia has established a “Continuing Professional Development Standard” that outlines the conditions for claiming CPD hours.

HLTWHS005 Conduct manual tasks safely- We provide manual handling training, also known as manual handling instruction, at our training centre in Brisbane. Hoists, hospital beds, and sliding sheets are all available to facilitate practical learning and teach students how to do manual tasks safely. 

We use a lot of practical instruction and real-world examples to make this course informative, interesting, and fun.

The course’s intended audience- consists of nurses, medical personnel, support employees, and senior citizens who work in institutional and residential care settings. Its construction was guided by the code of practice for dangerous manual tasks and other relevant state and territorial regulations.

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How is the Course Delivered?

Training and assessment are delivered Face to Face within just 2 hours.

Prior to attending the face-to-face training and assessment, you will be required to complete the pre-course reading. This must be completed and digitally submitted before you attend the face-to-face session.

This 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 exact amount of time required to complete the self-paced content varies from student to student based on working speed and prior knowledge, but we recommend leaving at least a half day free to work through the material.

How is the Course Structured?

All participants will be assessed through a combination of the following assessment methods:

  • Practical Demonstrations: Simulated scenarios/Role playing
  • Project (Risk Assessment)
  • Knowledge Assessment

Course Requirements

  • Participants must be 14 years of age (Those who are under 18 must present an enrolment form from a parent or guardian to accept responsibility) 
  • Complete a risk assessment to reduce risks from manual tasks
  • Communicate effectively to contribute to a consultation process about improving manual handling safety
  • Use literacy and numeracy skills as require reading, interpret, and apply guidelines and protocols (e.g. read manufactures instruction and safety signs)

Physical Attributes Requirements

  • Have the physical capacity to perform manual handling tasks safely

Course Fees

$60 (Varies from State to State)

Course Times

The Manual Handling Refresher course frequently runs in Brisbane CBD over 7 days a week mostly from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.  (SAT / 12:00pm to 2:00 pm)

Refer to Course Calendar for all available times.

Course Location

Brisbane CBD
Level 1, 345 Ann Street, Brisbane 4000 QLD

Certificate Issued Same Day

Participants who successfully complete this course will be awarded a Statement of Attainment for HTLWHS005 Conduct manual tasks safely. FirstAidPro aims to issue statements digitally, via email on the day that the training is successfully completed (subject to certain conditions). In order to issue your Statement, you need to have completed the self-paced learning component and the online quiz, and provided First Aid Pro with your verified USI (unique student identifier) before the course commences. Failure to provide this information may result in a delay in issuing your statement of attainment.

Professional Health Trainers

Our course instructors are all highly qualified training experts. Each is committed to providing a training experience that’s engaging, interactive, and enjoyable. If you have questions during the course of the training, be sure to ask and take advantage of their many years of experience.

USI Requirements

All students undertaking accredited courses are required to provide the training organisation with their USI (unique student identifier). USI’s are generated by the commonwealth government to maintain a secure online personal training record. It is free to apply for a USI, and applications take less than five minutes. Click the link if you need to apply for a USI

Content Covered:

  • Pre start Exercises
  • Understand & Learn the NO lift Polices
  • Basic anatomy and physiology of the spine
  • Correct postures
  • Fitting and removing slide sheets
  • Sliding a supine person up/down a bed
  • Turning in bed
  • Sitting to standing from chair
  • Sitting to standing from edge of a bed
  • Standing transfer from bed to chair/chair to bed
  • Seated transfer from bed to chair/chair to bed
  • Transfer from chair to chair/commode/toilet.
  • Hoisting from chair to bed/bed to chair/commode to bed
  • Assisted walking – raising a fallen person
  • Instructing the person to raise themselves
  • Hoisting a person from the floor
  • Followed legally compliant workplace procedures to prepare for and complete at least 3 different manual tasks relevant to the work role
  • contributed to a consultation process about improving manual handling

Knowledge Evidence

The participant must be able to demonstrate essential knowledge required to effectively complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the work role. This includes knowledge of:

  • key information from work health and safety (WHS) regulations relating to manual tasks and the national code of practice
  • role and responsibilities of the employer and employees in relation to manual handling safety
  • ways in which individual workers are involved in consultation about workplace health and safety
  • reporting mechanisms required for workplace injury and compensation claims
  • key aspects of the risk management approach to manual tasks
  • risk factors and potential sources of risks of hazardous manual tasks:

         Repetition, forces, postures, vibration and systems of work. 

  • types of manual task activity and the types of injuries that can result
  • the relationship between the human body and risk of injury from performing manual tasks
  • functions of the human body:
    • the basic function of the spine
    • body postures
    • types of muscles
    • principles of levers
  • manual handling techniques that support safe work practice including :
    • preparing the load/client
    • preparing the environment
    • using the stronger muscles in the legs where possible, rather than spinal muscles
    • maintaining a neutral spine when lifting and carrying
    • using two hands to lift or carry
    • keeping the load close to the body/centre of gravity
    • avoiding lifting objects above shoulder height
    • minimising repetitive movements
    • positions not held for long periods of time
    • avoiding twisting by repositioning feet whilst turning
  • types and operational features of mechanical aids, tools and equipment

Performance Evidence

The participant must show evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the job role. There must be evidence that the candidate has:

  • Followed legally compliant workplace procedures to prepare for and complete at least 3 different manual tasks relevant to the work role
  • contributed to a consultation process about improving manual handling