Mnaual Handling

Manual Handling

Course Overview

This course is designed to ensure that participants have the skills and knowledge required to carry out their work in a safe manner.

The course teaches participants how to lift and move materials manually and/or use basic manual handling equipment in a safe manner. The training takes participants through both the theory of why we need to follow safe manual handling techniques and the application of demonstrating and practising safe lifting techniques.

Upcoming Training:


Performance Criteria

  • Follow organisation procedures, for a particular task, to minimise risk of injury
  • Utilise and implement strategies as directed to improve workplace organisation

Course Outline

  • Legislative requirements and best practice approaches to WHS
  • Location and use of safety equipment such as fire extinguishers and emergency units and alarms
  • Potential hazards in the workplace and the risks/potential risks of certain behaviours, layouts/features
  • Reporting mechanisms required for workplace injury and compensation claims
  • Rights and obligations of employees and employers regarding WHS
  • Significant hazards in the workplace both indoors and outdoors
  • Workplace procedures that apply to fire, accidents and emergency situations
  • Work safely using safe manual handling techniques and equipment
  • Comply with the organisation's WHS policies and procedures
  • Implement strategies designed to improve manual handling processes within the workplace


What is a Unique Student Identifier (USI)?

If you're studying nationally recognised training in Australia from 1 January 2015, you are required to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

Your USI links to an online account that contains all your training records and results that you have completed from 1 January 2015 onwards and without this number we cannot issue you your statement of attainment.

If you do not already have a USI please click on the following link to create one.

It is a straight forward process to complete this online and you will require a Driver's Licence, Medicare Card, Australian Passport or Birth Certificate to proceed.




Building, Room 1.02 - Evans Deakin Room
Construction Training Centre
460-492 Beaudesert Road
Salisbury, Brisbane
QLD 4107


327 Bayswater Road
QLD 4814


WorkSafe Connect delivers remote and onsite training, assessment and verification of competencies for high risk and industrial courses.

Manual Handling

  • Award winning training
  • Practical focus
  • Flexible delivery
4 hours