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Manual Handling

This course provides participants with the skills and knowledge to perform tasks involving manual handling tasks safely to avoid injury to self and others.

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Course Overview

Poor manual handling techniques is a major cause of injuries in the workplace. This translates into a massive human cost, compensation cost and loss of productivity. On completion of this course participants will gain an understanding of the legal requirements for manual handling, apply sound manual handling techniques and performance of the four stage approach.

Face to face Delivery

Melbourne CBD

Jan 17, 2018
Feb 21, 2018
Mar 21, 2018
Apr 18, 2018
May 16, 2018
Jun 20, 2018
Jul 18, 2018
Aug 15, 2018
Sep 19, 2018
Oct 17, 2018
Nov 21, 2018
Dec 19, 2018

Course include theory and practical


1) Anatomy of lower back
2) Manual handling
    a) What is manual handling?
    b) Principles of manual handling
    c) Manual handling injuries
    d) Basic Principles of lifting
    e) No lift policy
3) Risk Management
4) Legal Considerations
    a) OHS ACT 2004
    b) Understanding legal requirements.
5) Workplace Layout
6) Taking Care Of Yourself
    a) Understand how the spine works
    b) Understand the importance of warming up, exercise and rest.
    c) Fire & Safety
    d) Emergency Codes
7) Video presentation
    a) No lifting system
    b) Risk assessment
    c) Slide sheet technique


    a) Selecting the right equipment
    b) Using standing machine
    c) Using lifting machine or hoist
    d) Positioning, Positioning with slide sheet
    e) Body mechanics and manutension

Participation in class discussions, oral questions, pre test, post test, practical assessment and observation on correct manual handling techniques.

An application form for the course may be downloaded from our website or obtained from our college.

College will endeavour to ensure that the speakers and content for the seminar proceed as advertised. However, unexpected circumstances may necessitate the utilisation of a replacement speaker(s).

Pre-reading on the topic

Melbourne (Heidelberg) Campus:

10 am to 12 pm

Melbourne Campus: AUD $100.00

Perth Campus: AUD $100.00

Sydney Campus: AUD $100.00

4 Hours

Everyone working in Aged care sector, Home and Community and Disability Services. Anyone who is concerned about their physical wellbeing and the wellbeing of their clients Anyone who does any sort of lifting, pulling however minimal Everyone needs Training In Manual Handling.

Pre – Requisites:

There are no pre-requisites of qualifications to join this course.

Course Delivery:

This course is delivered by Professional and Fully Accredited Trainers, with several years of experience.

You can complete the application by clicking 'Apply Online' button.
For any additional enquires please contact us.

People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Terms and Conditions

IHNA reserves the right to cancel/reschedule the intake if sufficient enrolment numbers are not there for the intake.

In the event of a cancellation or reschedule, full fee paid by the student will be refunded or the student can attend the rescheduled session.

Student can cancel the enrolment three days before the course start date and the full fee paid by the student will be refunded.

Fee is not refundable if the student withdraws from the course within two days of the course start date.

That is if the course is starting on 24th of the month, the student can cancel the course till 21st with full fee refund. Cancellations happening on 22nd and 23rd will not be eligible for fee refund.

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