Workplace Safety Centre Pty Ltd (ABN: 96 115 000 201)
170 Queen St
St Marys NSW 2760
Ph: 02 9833 7500
OH&S, Safety &
First Aid Training
Manual Handling Training
Under the NSW WHS Regulation 2011, an employer must ensure that each worker receives training that covers the following:
arrangements for managing OHS, including reporting hazards to management
workplace health and safety procedures relevant to the worker, including the use and maintenance of risk control measures
how workers can access health and safety information that the employer is required to make available.
Employers must ensure that any person who may be exposed to a risk to health and safety:
is informed of the risk
is provided with any information, instruction and training necessary to ensure the personís health and safety.
The information, instruction and training (and the timing of that training) must also be commensurate with the risk to health and safety concerned. Training is essential if manual handling risks cannot be eliminated
General training in Manual Handling
This Manual Handling Training Course provides general training in the risk management of manual handling. It is delivered by suitably qualified and experienced trainers.
General training in manual handling is designed to:
prevent manual handling injuries through risk identification, risk assessment and primary control through job and task design
increase awareness and understanding of the complex nature of manual handling activities
teach safe manual handling techniques.
This training should be provided to workers involved in manual handling, and also to the managers and supervisors of these workers, worker representatives, and staff responsible for work organisation, job and task design.
Course Duration: 3 - 4 hours (general course plus any industry specific training )
Topic 1 Introduction to Manual Handling
Topic 2 NSW Legislation and Code of Practice
Topic 3 The Human Body and Manual Handling
Topic 4 Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment
Topic 5 Risk Control Measures
Topic 6 Communication and Manual Handling
Use of Mechanical and Other Aids
Quote provided on request for group bookings
Payment options are by Cheque, Cash, Eftpos, MC, Amex, Diners, Visa Card or by invoice to approved accounts.
Successful participants will receive a Certificate in OHS Manual Handling
Training methods place an emphasis on group discussion, group exercises and the interaction of course participants.
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