HLTWHS005 Conduct manual tasks safely

This course provides the skills and knowledge required to recognise potentially hazardous manual tasks, and then to prepare for and complete those tasks in a safe manner.

This course applies to all workers involved in manual handling tasks or workers who might be involved in manual handling tasks.

Course information:

  • there are no pre-requisites for this course

Award issued:

  • participants who are deemed competent upon completing all the course requirements (theory and practical assessments) will receive a Statement of Attainment in:
    • HLTWHS005 Conduct manual tasks safely

Course requirements:

  • all participants must have a moderate level of English to be able to complete the course

Course duration: 4 hrs face-to-face

Assessment requirements:  

Participants will be provided with an assessment workbook which contains the theory assessments and details of the practical assessments.

  • the theory assessment consists of multiple-choice quizzes
  • the practical assessment consists of practical exercises, workplace-based scenarios
  • Topics included in the assessments:
    • Follow organisational procedures
    • Identify risk factors and hazardous manual tasks and report to supervisor
    • Recognise manual tasks that my involved risks
    • Select and use PPE appropriate for the task
    • Use appropriate posture and handling techniques
    • Select, adjust and use mechanical aids and handling devices

Essential outcomes:

  • Identify manual tasks involving risk
  • Prepare for manual tasks
  • Complete manual tasks
  • Contribute to safe work practices

Cost: $90

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