HLTWHS005 Conduct Manual Tasks Safely

HLTWHS005  | Conduct Manual Tasks Safely

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This unit aims to allow the student to identify, assess and control manual handling risks as specified within OH&S Manual Handling Regulations and therefore provide the knowledge and skills to limit back injury
This course is suitable for those students who have a manual handling element in their workplace, eg nursing staff, aged care workers, store person, packers
Group course only. PH 94863120 for details

Course details

Purpose: This unit is concerned with the workers ability to carry out their work in a safe manner within the health care environment. Work will usually be performed within a prescribed range of functions involving known routines and procedures

Course Format: Initial course 4 hours
These courses provide for delivery in a variety of modes including:

  • classroom delivery
  • workplace training and/or simulated workplace
    Strategies should be selected to reflect the nature of the elements and performance criteria and the needs of the participants. Some areas of content may be common to more than one element and therefore integration may be appropriate. An appropriate mix of knowledge and skills development is important
    Refresher course from 2 to 4 hours

    Assessment: Distance learning workbook, practical continuous assessments during face-to-face and a short theory exam.
    A summative assessment occurs at the end of the training and assesses a whole of course approach a measure of accountability or what has been learnt after the learning process has taken place e.g. formal test or final practical assessment
    Formative assessments occurs during the course when content is being taught and learned and should continue throughout the period of learning and is not meant to assign competency

     Written paper for every unit short answer/multiple choice questions. The pass mark is 75%.
     Group activities and questioning
     Practical demonstrations/skills assessments
    Based on a combination of the written paper, progressive group activities and practical demonstrations/skills assessments, your Trainer/assessor will determine whether you have acquired the competencies required for the unit
    Progressive practical assessments that include:

  • Apply lifting, lowering and transfer techniques
  • Apply safe handling practices and other safety procedures
  • Implement practices to prevent or minimise risk
  • Demonstrate correct use of equipment
  • Identify, assess, and report hazards and risks in the workplace both indoors and outdoors
    Multiple choice quiz
    20 question multi choice question paper
    Oral questioning throughout the course

    Qualification issued: Students who successfully complete this nationally recognised training will be awarded the statement of attainment: HLTWHS005  | Conduct Manual Tasks Safely

    Certification: PDF emailed

    Pre-requisites: None - no age requirements

    Topics covered

    Neither the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 (Part 4.2 Hazardous manual tasks) or the Hazardous Manual Tasks Code of Practice 2011 specify weight limits for lifting. This is because there are many factors that impact on the risk, not just the weight of the item being handled. The Hazardous Manual Task Regulation states that a ‘person conducting a business or undertaking must manage risks to health and safety relating to a musculoskeletal disorder associated with a hazardous manual task’.

    When determining the control measures to implement to manage the risks associated with hazardous manual tasks, all relevant factors that may contribute to a sprain or strain must be considered, including:
    • the postures, movements, forces and vibration relating to the task • the duration and frequency of the task
    • workplace environmental conditions that may affect the task or the worker performing the task
    • the design of the work area
    • the layout of the workplace
    • the systems of work used
    • the nature, size, weight or number of persons, animals or things involved in carrying out the task.


    Private or on-site group lessons can be arranged. Please phone for details.