(4 hour course)
- MEM11011B Undertake manual handling
WHO should complete manual handling training?
Staff who are exposed to manual handling hazards (which have not been eliminated or reduced to an acceptable level) should be provided with information, instruction or training on how to perform hazardous manual handling with the least risk.
Additional Entry Requirements:
- Applicants must be a minimum of 18 years of age
- Applicants must satisfy the Language, Literacy and Numeracy requirements as outlined below
- Experience performing manual tasks is preferred but not mandatory
WHY do you need manual handling training?
WorkSafe Victoria – Your health and safety guide to hazardous manual handling 2017:
WHAT is manual handling?
A musculoskeletal disorder is defined by the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017 (Vic.) as:
“an injury, illness or disease that arises in whole or in part from
hazardous manual handling, whether occurring suddenly or over a prolonged period, but does not include an injury caused by crushing, entrapment or cutting resulting primarily from the mechanical operation of plant”
WHAT is covered in manual handling training?
This course provides trainees with information, instruction and training about the manual handling hazards, risks and control measures.
This will help you or your employees to understand:
- Legal obligations for manual handling
- Musculoskeletal disorder
- Hazardous manual handling tasks
- Identifying hazardous manual tasks
- Hazardous manual handling task characteristics
- Manual handling risk assessment
- Manual handling control measures
WHERE are the manual handling courses conducted?
- WAM Training Industrial Training Facility: Factories 1-3, 73 Dohertys Rd, Laverton North
- Contact WAM Training if you’d like to schedule a course on your site
$160.00 (GST exempt) per person
WHEN are the manual handling courses conducted?
At a mutually agreeable date & time. Contact WAM Training to schedule a course on your site.
Duration & course times:
1/2 day course (07:45am – 12:00pm Approx.)
- Minimum 8
- Maximum 12
- Enclosed shoes
Trainees will be assessed using a short-answer written test and a practical assessment involving the use of manual handling equipment.
Upon successful completion, trainees will receive a Statement of Attainment and Proof of Training Card.
Language, Literacy & Numeracy:
Trainees need to be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills required and numeracy to work by themselves and as part of a team with some accountability of their own work areas in defined and routine tasks. Trainees must be able to utilise workplace documentation using basic written English, with limited guidance.
The training and assessment may involve bending, crawling, and light to medium lifting. Please refer to ‘Student Health Form’ for further advice.
How Safe is Your Workplace?
14.04.18 – Anonymous
The course was fantastic.
27.10.16 – Matt
Explained points in an interesting way!
27.10.16 – Anonymous
Great to know new things, good job WAM trainers.