Manual handling

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Whether you’re simply lifting boxes or moving chairs, safe manual handling is essential for everyone in the workplace. This course equips you with practical ways to minimise risk of injury from manual tasks and make your workplace as safe as possible.

WCAG 2.1 AA accessibility


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Manual handling
Manual handling
Manual handling
Manual handling

Learning outcomes

I want my learner to be able to:

  • Describe the relevance and application of WHS legislation to workers performing manual tasks in their role;
  • Discuss their and their employer’s responsibilities for ensuring that manual tasks are completed in a safe manner in the workplace;
  • Identify the types of injury that can occur from incorrect performance of manual tasks;
  • Describe the risk management process in relation to manual tasks;
  • Implement control strategies by avoiding or re-engineering risky activities, and/or determining the best technique to use;
  • Define manual tasks and identify activities that involve manual tasks in their workplace;
  • Identify manual task risk factors that can result in injury;
  • Follow safe procedures, appropriate reporting procedures and locate further information about specific procedures for manual tasks.

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WCAG AA 2.1 compliant

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