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HLTWHS005 Conduct Manual Tasks Safely

The HLTWHS005 "Conduct Manual Tasks Safely" course equips you and your team with the necessary skills and knowledge to identify potentially hazardous manual tasks. It further enables them to effectively prepare for and execute these tasks in a manner that prioritises safety.

This course applies to all workers involved in manual handling tasks.

Conduct manual tasks safely course is 4 hours in duration and covers both theory and practical elements of conducting safe manual handling practices.

The Hazardous manual tasks code of practice applies to this work.

Manual Handling Training Course Summary

Learners will acquire the necessary knowledge to proficiently carry out tasks specified in the elements and performance criteria of the HLTWHS005 course, which focuses on the safe execution of manual tasks. They will also develop the skills to effectively manage these tasks and handle any unforeseen circumstances that may arise within their work role.

This includes the knowledge of:

  • Key information from work health and safety (WHS) regulations concerning manual tasks and national code of practice

  • Employer and employees roles & responsibilities 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

  • systems of work

  • The types of manual task activity and the types of injuries that can result

  • The correlation between the human body and the susceptibility to injuries while performing manual tasks

  • Types and operational features of mechanical aids, tools and equipment

  • Functions of the human body

  • basic function of the spine

  • body postures

  • types of muscles

  • principles of levers

  • Effective manual handling techniques that promote safe work practices.

  • Load preparation

  • Preparing the environment

  • Utilising the stronger muscles in the legs where possible, rather than spinal muscles

  • Maintaining a neutral spine when lifting and carrying

  • Ensuring the use of two hands to lift or carry

  • Keeping the load close to the body/centre of gravity

  • Avoiding lifting objects above shoulder height

  • How to minimise repetitive movements

  • Avoiding holding positions for long periods of time

  • Avoiding twisting by repositioning feet whilst turning

Safe Manual Handling Training Details

  • Pre-Requisites: There are no pre-requisites for the course HLTWHS005 Conduct manual tasks safely.

  • Clothing: We suggest that you wear comfortable casual clothing. Pants and flat shoes are recommended.

Training Duration

  • 4 hour face to face

  • Maximum 15 participants per session

  • The course covers both theory and practical elements of conducting safe manual handling practices.


accredited manual handling training

A Statement of Attainment in HLTWHS005 Conduct manual tasks safely will be issued to the successful participant.

At the end of the training, there is a short multiple-choice quiz to test your understanding of the course theory covered that day.  Your practical skills will be evaluated to ensure that you meet the requirements for successfully completing the course.

Why Choose Initial Response For Safe Manual Handling Procedures Training?

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Our comprehensive manual handling training programs cater to organisations across various fields and industries. We have successfully trained teams in schools, shopping centres, hospitals, retail outlets, aged-care facilities, and more. 

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Engaging and instructive courses delivered for easy understanding and absorption of principles by your team.

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Our team of trainers are highly qualified and certified to deliver professional training tailored to your needs.

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We strongly believe that professional "conduct manual tasks safely" training shouldn't break the bank.

Our competitive prices make our training a cost-effective investment for your business. 

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