15 min

Manual Handling Awareness Training Course

Master the art of safe manual handling at work in just 15 minutes with this Manual Handling Awareness Training Course. Learn how to assess and report risks for a safer work environment.

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Legally Endorsed Manual Handling Awareness
Online Training Course

Australia & New Zealand

Manual handling, which involves lifting, pushing, pulling, carrying, or holding objects, is responsible for over one-third of all workplace injuries and affects all types of jobs across every industry sector, contributing to significant financial and human costs.

Did you know these facts about manual handling?

  • In Australia, manual handling is responsible for more than one-third of all workplace injuries. 
  • To reduce risk, significant manual handling tasks should be avoided, automated, or mechanised when possible.
  • Employers must aim to eliminate the need for hazardous manual handling operations wherever feasible.

Manual Handling Course Overview

This online manual handling course is designed for employees, contractors, and volunteers to promote safe manual handling practices in the workplace. It includes training on assessing risks linked to manual handling tasks, executing these tasks safely to prevent injuries, and reporting any manual handling risks that arise.

This 15-minute manual handling training course is designed for employees, contractors, and volunteers. It ends with a brief quiz to test understanding, followed by a declaration where learners commit to promoting health and safety at work.

Target audience

This course is designed for all types of workers in Australian workplaces, including employees, contractors, and volunteers. This course especially helps New Zealand and Australian businesses to promote the responsible and safe use of equipment in the workplace.

Topics covered

  • What is manual handling?
  • Common hazards
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment, and Control (HIRAC)
  • How to report issues

Learner experience

This online manual handling course is easy to use and understand and suitable for all learning styles. It includes case studies and activities to teach practical methods for safe manual handling at work. The course concludes with a brief online quiz and a declaration where participants commit to maintaining a healthy and safe workplace.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this manual handling course, your employees, contractors, and volunteers will be able to:

  • Explain what manual handling is.
  • Recognise the risks related to manual handling tasks.
  • Show methods to prevent and manage manual handling injuries.
  • Report any risks associated with manual handling.

Business outcomes

After completing this online manual handling course, you can expect the following benefits:

  • Lower risk of workplace injuries and illnesses.
  • Protect your reputation by preventing manual handling accidents.
  • Boost engagement by promoting a healthy and safe work environment.
  • Gain a competitive edge by being recognised as a preferred employer.

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